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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:
New Year's Resolutions for Healthy Eyes

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.

For more information about laser vision correction or tips to improve your eye health, please contact King LASIK today. You can reach us by calling (877) 551-2020.