Aren’t we always looking for better ways to stay in shape? While you are keeping the rest of your body healthy, you should consider your eyes, too. 

Diet and lifestyle choices affect everything about our bodies…including our eyes! May is Healthy Vision Month and year-round, our doctors at VisionFirst want to give you the best resources to maintain your eye health.

Making these healthy choices and avoiding the bad ones can reduce vision loss or slow down diseases like age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma.

We always encourage our patients to maintain full-body health, so we’ve put together a list of quick resources and guidelines to keep yourself in check.

Resources for Eye Health

All of these resources are located on our website and are approved by our VisionFirst doctors. If you have questions or concerns about any of these diseases or how you can best prevent or treat them, please contact our offices to schedule an appointment with a doctor.

  • Types of Macular Degeneration
  • What is glaucoma and how to treat it?
  • Side Effects (& Benefits) of Dilating Eyes
  • Diabetes and Eye Health
  • Dry Eye Awareness

Tips for Eye Health

We always suggest speaking with your doctor before beginning or changing any healthcare regimen. 

  • Exercising for at least 30 minutes per day a few times per week can help you feel better, sleep better, and maintain full-body health and fitness.
  • Healthy diets are crucial to healthy vision and overall fitness. At each meal, consider how the food will impact your body. What you put in is what you get out!
  • Practice safe eye health with contact lenses
  • Schedule regular eye exams and follow the recommendations from your doctor.
  • No smoking! If you are a smoker, consider quitting or better yet, never start!

Maintaining your eye health doesn’t have to be complicated. If you have questions about what you can do to improve your eye health, please make an appointment at VisionFirst to speak with one of our doctors.

Articles & Videos

Student vision screening vs a comprehensive eye exam?

What’s the difference between a student vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam? At the start of school, parents may receive a reminder from VisionFirst regarding a Back-to-School eye exam. While a complete eye exam is needed to enter Kindergarten, many parents may think a full exam is not needed for older school children because the student will be tested in the fall at their school. This type of school testing is referred to as a vision screening and is quite different from a comprehensive eye exam provided at VisionFirst.

Understanding cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and there are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts. Because this condition affects so many, we want our patients to be aware of the symptoms and know that VisionFirst is here to help.

Aging eyes and presbyopia

The older you get, the harder it can be to see clearly. As you age, the lenses of your eyes become less flexible. That’s called presbyopia, and it makes it more difficult to focus on things up close, like reading a menu or texting.

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