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 Comprehensive Eye and Vision  Examination
 Contact Lenses
 Diet & Nutrition 
 Flood-Related Eye Care Precautions
 Protecting Your Eyes at Work
 UV Protection
 Corneal Modifications
 Contact Lens Safety site
 Low Vision
 Sports & Vision


Caring for Your Vision

Caring for your vision doesn't begin and end with eyeglasses,contact lenses, and corneal modification surgeries like Lasik. There are many things you can do to maximize and protect the visual tools you currently have.

Several studies have shown that a diet high in the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin can help prevent sight-robbing diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. 

In addition to eye diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, visual trauma, like bruises and cuts to the eye, often result in permanent vision loss.

Fortunately, many of these injuries are preventable. Regular use of eye protection on the job, working around the house, and playing sports can prevent up to 90% of ocular injuries.

There are other preventable dangers that can build over time. Patients can struggle with Computer Vision Syndrome and over-exposure to ultra-violet rays. Over 10 million U.S. children suffer from undetected vision problems, even when they pass a school vision screening, adversely affect their school performance.

As important as these tips are, an essential component of healthy vision is a regularly-scheduled comprehensive eye examination. Optometrists are specially trained to detect and treat problems and conditions of the eye, and can help you get the most from your vision.



The doctor-reviewed and doctor-approved information presented is provided by the American Optometric Association (AOA). If you are experiencing any vision or eye problems or have concerns about your eye and/or vision health, please consult a licensed eye-care provider.

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