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General Eye Care

March 10th, 2015. Posted by Dr. Shah

When you think about your health, you think about your heart, blood pressure and eating right. One thing you might not consider is the health of your eyes. Your eyes are always working for you, so it is important that you take care of them. Here are some things to keep in mind about general eye care.

Eye Exams

Each year, you should have a detailed eye exam, including having your pupils dilated. An exam that includes dilation can help identify eye diseases in their early stages. Also, you might see better with contact lenses or glasses without even realizing it.

Family’s Eye Health History

Many diseases that involve the eyes run in families. This makes knowing your family’s eye health history essential to keeping your eyes in top condition. When your doctor knows the types of problems your family has faced, he will be able to determine what tests you need and precautions to take.

Eat Right

You already know eating carrots can help your eyesight. However, dark leafy greens are also essential to keeping your eyes healthy and seeing properly. Adding fish that is high in Omega 3 such as salmon and tuna can help keep your eyes in great condition too.

Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. They are the first line of defense for your eyes against the sun and its UV rays. However, make sure you are purchasing pairs that block out 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s UV-A and UV-B radiation.

Eyes Need a Break Too

In today’s modern world, you probably spend extended periods looking at a computer screen. When you are looking at a computer, you do not blink as often as you should, causing eye strain. There is a well-known formula to help: the 20-20-20. After 20 minutes, you should look about 20 feet away from your computer for 20 seconds to give your eyes the break they need.

The best thing you can do for your eyes is to get regular exams. Beach Eye Medical Group is ready to help you get your eyes in tip-top shape. Please contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more about general eye care.

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