They aren’t just for warm Hawai’i beach days! Snow is highly reflective of UV light. Always use sunglasses or snow googles when traveling so that UV rays doesn’t damage your eyes 👀
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. It destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeding objects clearly 2.1 million people in the U.S. have AMD. As the population ages, the number of cases is expected to increase. The risk factors for Age-Related Macular Degeneration are being over the age of 50, smoking, and family history for AMD. You can reduce your risk of developing Age Related Macular Degeneration by avoiding smoking. You can also reduce your risk of developing AMD by exercising regularly and maintaining a normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Also, you can reduce your risk by eating a healthy diet that includes leafy green vegetables and fish.
More than 3 million people in the US have glaucoma. Glaucoma has no symptoms and once vision is lost, it is permanent. To prevent it, come in and get a comprehensive eye exams with our docs! #alamoanaeye . . . #hawaii #oahu #honolulu #alamoana #alamoanacenter #hawaiioptometrist #optometrist #optical #eyeglasses #glasses #sunglasses #spectacles #eyewear #frame #eyecare #eyeexam #eyehealth #eyedisease #glaucoma #rhopressa #eyedrops
Our office will be closed from December 31, 2019 to January 2, 2020, and will reopen on Friday, January 3, 2020. From Dr. Dan, Dr. Tracie and staff, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
Once again, here are my suggestions for 2020 New Year’s Resolutions to keep your eyesight sharp, and your eyes comfortable all year long:
- Everyone: Have regular eye exams. Don’t forget how important it is to have healthy eyes.
- Computer users: Take frequent breaks and don’t forget to blink. Your blink rate drops significantly while you are on the computer. BLINK, BLINK, BLINK.
- Smokers: This year again, stop smoking. Smoking increases your risk for both cataracts and age related macular degeneration.
- Contact lens wearers: Don’t sleep in your contact lenses and replace your disposable contact lenses regularly .
- Everybody: Watch your weight and your blood pressure.
- Diabetics: Control your blood glucose. Diabetics have an increased risk for diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma.
- Everybody: Take a daily multi-vitamin loaded with antioxidants.
- Athletes: Use protective eye wear made of durable polycarbonate lenses.
- Everybody: Wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection.
- Everybody: Know your family history for glaucoma and other eye disorders.
- Travelers: Frequently apply artificial tears when in-flight. That long flight to Las Vegas will dry yours eyes. They don’t call it the “red eye” for nothing.
- Young males: Stay away from firecrackers this New Year’s.
Have a Happy and Safe New Year. See all of you in 2020.
Our office will be closed from December 24, 2019 to December 26, 2019, and will reopen on Friday December 27, 2019.
From Dr. Dan, Dr. Tracie and staff, we would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.