HEALTHY EYES FOR NEW YEAR
The end of the year is a great time to think about your resolutions for the upcoming year. Many people include health- and wellness-related goals in their list of resolutions. The team at King LASIK would like to encourage you to consider simple things you can do to improve or maintain good eye health. Here are a few ideas:
Eat Eye-Friendly Foods
Studies have shown that eating certain foods can reduce your risk of serious eye conditions, including macular degeneration and cataracts. Incorporate foods that are high in beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin such as spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, carrots, and red and orange peppers. The bioflavonoids in red wine, blueberries, cherries, and tea, and the omega-3 fatty acids in cold-water fish and walnuts, are also helpful.
Wear the Proper Eye Protection
Hospital emergency rooms treat tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries (e.g., corneal abrasions, blunt trauma, fractures of the eye socket) every year. If you play contact sports for fun or professionally, it’s essential to protect your eyes from an accident. Talk to your eye doctor about your unique needs to find the right option.
It’s also critical to protect your eyes from the sun. Look for a pair of sunglasses that blocks 99 or 100 percent of UV rays. If you spend a lot of time outdoors for your job or recreation, consider a wraparound style shaped to prevent light from shining around the frames and into your eyes.
Schedule Your Annual Eye Exam
Don’t delay: schedule your annual eye exam today. Eye exams are a good opportunity for your ophthalmologist to check for early signs of eye disease, evaluate your glasses or contacts prescription (if needed) and answer questions about your vision correction options. While you’re at it, schedule an exam for your child, too. Vision problems have been linked to learning problems, so if your child is struggling in school for an unknown reason, it could be that they cannot see normally.
Consider Laser Vision Correction
If you’ve been putting off laser vision correction with LASIK, 2016 might be your year to have it. Reduce or eliminate your dependence on contacts or glasses with a short, practically painless procedure. King LASIK is a leading laser vision correction practice serving locations throughout Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alberta. We offer a variety of treatment solutions and financing options to help make clear vision a reality.