Q. What can I do to keep my eyes healthy?
A. The best thing you can do is to keep your entire body healthy by not smoking, eating a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising consistently. Hypertension and diabetes can cause serious sight threatening complications and should be closely managed with your physician. The sun is one of the biggest risks to our vision causing cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the surface of our eyes as well as skin cancers around our eyes. It’s critical that everyone has a quality pair of sunglasses with UV protection and polarization. Sunglasses can be made with your prescription lenses and will protect your eyes and have you looking great! Finally have an eye exam every year. Early detection and treatment are paramount to providing you healthy vision for a lifetime.
Jonathan Cargo, O.D. \ Therapeutic Optometrist \ Glaucoma specialist CargoEyeCare.com