Healthy Vision Tips

Healthy Vision Tips from Our Middletown Optometrists

Our Middletown optometrists at Eye First Vision Center want to remind people about steps they can take to safeguard their eyes and keep them healthy. Vision care doesn’t start and stop when you visit an optometrist, make sure you’re doing all you can to maintain healthy vision. Try to make a list of the things you do to keep your own eyes healthy—after all, they are the lens through which you view the world.

Why is Healthy Vision Important?

The older we get, the greater the risk to our eye health. Either by accident or a random health problem, our eye health can be endangered. Diabetics are at risk of diabetic retinopathy, older people are at greater risk of macular degeneration, and conditions like glaucoma can happen to anyone.

Women who develop autoimmune diseases can see their vision beginning to dim or go away. They are also at risk of eye problems as they undergo age-related hormonal changes. Your eye doctor can spot the signs of cataracts or glaucoma. When you know you have these problems, you can begin taking better care of your eyes.

Tips on Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

  • Receive regular optometry care at our Middletown location
  • Eat the right foods, such as fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Be familiar with your family’s eye history
  • Don’t smoke. If you do smoke, quit
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Practice safe eye care by wearing safety glasses home repairs or playing active sports
  • Wash your hands every time you remove your contacts. Cleanse your contacts correctly every time
  • Wear UVA/UVB sunglasses every time you’re outdoors
  • Protect your eyes at work
  • Make sure your eye exams include dilation of your eyes
  • Be familiar with your family’s eye history

Schedule an Eye Exam with Our Middletown Optometrists at Eye First Vision Center

Here at Eyes First Vision in Middletown, we teach our patients that this observance focuses on healthy eyes and eye care. We want to encourage you and all of our patients to do everything they can to preserve their eyesight. It’s too easy for us to lose vision because of an accident or illness.

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