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Another day, another goal or rather GOALS crushed! This week was a great week–I exercised, ate well, and track my food and water intake daily. Just as eating fresh, balanced meals nourishes our body, and exercising helps keep our physique healthy and strong, we should not take for granted the one part, which we take in the world – our eyes. Just like all other muscles, our eyes need regular care to maintain maximum performance. As a contact lens and glasses wearer, I try to be proactive about my own eye health but life happens. Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign that promotes the benefits of eye health, urging people to get annual comprehensive eye exams is keeping us accountable AND healthy.
Think About Your Eyes: The Importance of Eye Health
Have you had your annual comprehensive eye exam? Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone. During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. For children, eye exams can play an important role in normal development and learning.
My family plans for annual examinations. I am a daily contact lens wearer. My husband wear glasses and at a recent exam, my oldest son outfitted for glasses. Good eyesight is key for children to make the grade in school. Yet nearly half of all kids have never had a real, comprehensive eye exam! Early identification of a child’s vision problem is important, and school screenings are not adequate. I am fortunate my son’s annual examination the need for glasses so he can continue to excel in school.
Good vision and healthy eyes start with what you eat. However, specific foods that benefit the eyes are not widely known. There are a number of foods linked to eye health like nuts, oranges, spinach, salmon, red meat, and carrots. Taking a multivitamin helps too.
By getting an annual comprehensive eye exam, eye problems can be detected at their early stages when they’re most treatable. Just like you regularly care for your body through exercise and eating healthy, you can also care for your eye health to keep seeing your best. Visit the Think About Your Eyes eye care professional locator to find an eye doctor near you and schedule an exam.