healthy vision monthIt’s Healthy Vision Month! 

Here are six quick and simple steps from your Lake Nona Ophthalmology team to improve your eyesight:

  1. Do your eyes feel healthy? That’s great, but since many eye diseases don’t have symptoms early on, it’s important that you schedule an annual eye exam. 
  2. Quit smoking. Smoking is bad for your whole body—including your eyes. Smoking increases the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, both potentially serious conditions that can impact your vision.
  3. Wear sunglasses, even on cloudy days. Select sunglasses that offer protection from 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. 
  4. Wear safety glasses at work, at home, and at play. Goggles and safety glasses help protect your eyes when you’re working in an industrial field, but they also can help when you’re doing home improvement this spring. Safety glasses also protect your eyes when you’re playing sports.
  5. Practice eye care when looking at your digital screens. If you wear glasses, consider prescription computer frames, with blue light filtering features. Also practice giving your eyes a rest by practicing the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes look away from the computer to focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. You’ll keep your eyes refreshed and rested.
  6. If you wear contacts, prevent eye infections by washing your hands thoroughly before putting them in or taking them out. Disinfect and replace your contacts regularly to keep your eyes safe and protect your vision.

If you have concerns about your vision or eye health, it may be time to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist to discuss medical and surgical treatments for eye conditions. 

Contact us today to talk about keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime.

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At Lake Nona Ophthalmology, Dr. Patel and his team provide compassionate, excellent care and treatment for patients throughout Central Florida.

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Chirag J. Patel, MD, FACS, Lake Nona Ophthalmology Founder, and Krishma Patel, PA-C Physician Assistant.