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Feed Your Vision, Food for Your Eyes!

A proper diet can help many parts of your body, including your eyes. In fact, there are several foods that are shown to help your overall eye health and your vision. Raw bell peppers are a perfect place to start. Packed with the greatest concentration of Vitamin C per calorie, bell peppers help the blood vessels in your eyes and can reduce your risk for cataracts. But remember that heat breaks down Vitamin C, so go raw when eating your peppers. Bright colored peppers are also packed with vitamins A and E.

Eye Care for People Over 40

As we age, our eyes’ ability to focus on objects that are close to us declines. This especially becomes an issue for people once they enter their 40s and beyond. 

Presbyopia is the term for our eyes’ ability to focus.

It is a normal change that occurs with time and leads us to hold certain reading materials farther away from us or when items that are close to us appear blurred. 

During this time in your life, there are several symptoms you should be cognizant of such as fluctuating vision, seeing spots or floaters, seeing blind spots, or losing your side vision.

The Difference Between a School-Administered Eye Exam and a Comprehensive Eye Exam

You may have already received a notice from your child’s school regarding the results of their school-administered eye exam.

And while those exams are great tools in helping identify issues in your child’s vision, it’s important to remember they are vastly different exams from ones performed by your family eye care provider. School-administered vision screenings are indeed important. But their evaluation is limited and they cannot pick up on many common eye issues. 

Do You Struggle with Seasonal Eye Allergies?

Summertime means fun activities in the outdoors like swimming, canoeing, playing sports, hiking, and anything you enjoy outside. But for many people, the summer months mean allergy season. If you suffer from chronic eye issues during allergy season, there are several eye care tips for the whole family to prepare and to limit the impact your allergies have on your eyes in the summer months. One way is to use artificial tear drops.

Is It Time to Update Your Frames for New Ones?

Even though your eyeglasses may seem to be in proper working order, there may be several signs that it’s time for a new set of frames. The first and most obvious reason to spring for a new set of eyeglass frames is if your prescription has changed. If your prescription changes, you may only need a new set of lenses and can keep the frames themselves. But this may not always be the case. For instance, if you bought a pair of readymade reading glasses, you will need to replace the entire pair of eyeglasses.

What is Glaucoma?

More than 2 million Americans suffer from a disease known as glaucoma. You may have heard about this eye disease, and you may even remember being tested for it at your last visit to your eye doctor. But what does this disease do to your eyesight?