See green 🥬👀 Eat green

See green 🥬👀 Eat green
See green 🥬👀 Eat green

The American Optometric Association says to eat more fruits and vegetables, particularly green leafy vegetables to support good eye health. Source www.AOA.org

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Dr. Dan’s 2020 New Year’s Eyeball Resolutions.

New year's FireworksOnce 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.

Back to School Checklist Should Include an Eye Exam

Remember to schedule your child’s back to school comprehensive eye exam early. September brings a rush of students scheduling appointments and wanting to achieve their best academic work, which means they need to see well. Your child’s eye exam should be part of any back to school checklist.

Eat eye-healthy foods

Carrots
It’s true: carrots are good for your eyes! In fact, a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables — especially dark leafy greens, like spinach or kale — can help keep your eyes healthy.