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Five Tips for Preserving Your Vision
Posted on 02/21/2017
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 At Brass Eye Center, we’ve made it our goal to provide all those in or around Clifton Park and Latham, NY with the highest of quality when it comes to ophthalmologic care. As your trusted Clifton Park and Latham ophthalmologist, we strive to offer a wide range of eye care services to keep your vision crystal clear. Our services are top-notch, and provide you with the best vision possible. We want to help you keep your eyesight as clear as possible throughout your everyday life. Here are five tips we recommend for preserving your vision.

Quit Smoking

While smoking is obviously detrimental to your overall health, it can also negatively affect your vision as well. People who are smokers are more likely to develop cataracts and macular degeneration than those who don’t smoke.

Wear Sunglasses

Wearing a pair of sunglasses outdoors will protect you from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. When your eyes are exposed to UV rays, you increase your chances of developing cataracts. Wearing sunglasses can lower the chance of developing cataracts, prevent retinal damage, and also protect your eyelid skin from wrinkles and skin cancer. 

Eat Well

Eating well can actually stave off many eye-related problems, including cataracts and macular degeneration. Some of the best things to eat are fruits and green, leafy vegetables. If you don’t think that you’re eating well enough, you should take multivitamins to supplement your diet.

Stay Healthy

Things that affect your overall health can affect your vision as well. Some of the recommendations for keeping your body healthy – and in effect, helping your vision – include maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding high blood pressure, and making sure that your cholesterol is under control.

Visit Your Eye Doctor

Everyone requires occasional eye exams, from young children to adults. Eye exams aren’t just for checking your eyesight, but they’re also important since they can be used to test for diseases like glaucoma and make sure that your eyes are working well together.

Contact Your Clifton Park and Latham Ophthalmologist Today!

If you’re looking to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor, please feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (518) 782-7827. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we encourage you to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you preserve your vision!