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Protect your eyes from these threats to your vision

June 28, 2024

Our vision is perhaps our most precious gift, providing us with a window to the world through which we can experience life to its fullest. That’s why our optometrist at Optical Outlets is dedicated to protecting our patients’ eyesight through state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and high-quality eyewear. We strongly believe in taking preventative steps including regular eye exams to maintain optimal health.

Here are some of the most prevalent threats to your vision, and steps you can take to protect your eyes:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (known as AMD)affects older adults by damaging the portion of the retina responsible for sharp vision. By maintaining a healthy diet, wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays, and scheduling regular eye exams, you can manage the risks posed by AMD.
  • Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision problems known as retinopathy. Controlling blood sugar levels and scheduling comprehensive eye exams are essential for preventing this condition.
  • Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, which can lead to vision loss if left untreated. Early detection through regular eye exams is crucial, as glaucoma can progress without noticeable symptoms.
  • Eye injuries occurring during sports, household activities, or at work can be significantly reduced by wearing protective eyewear when involved in high-risk activities or tasks.
  • Digital eye strain from spending excessive amounts of time staring at computer screens and smartphones can cause eye fatigue, dry eyes, and blurred vision. We recommend taking breaks, keeping a healthy distance from your screens, and using lubricating eye drops to help minimize this common condition. 

Scheduling regular comprehensive eye exams with our optometrist Optical Outlets is a vital component for early detection and treatment of potential threats to your vision. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns about your eye health and to schedule a visit!