By Dr. Gary Goberville
Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes this year.
Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your optometrist for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. When it comes to common vision problems, some people don’t realize they could see better with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages. Your eye care professional is the only one who can determine if your eyes are healthy and if you’re seeing your best.
Know your family’s eye health history and talk to family members about it. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition since many are hereditary.
Eat right to protect your sight. You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes, but eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens, is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.
Keep your eyes healthy this year and have your annual eye exam and don’t forget to use your flex spending account.
From our Family to yours, Happy New Year!
Dr. Gary Goberville, Optometric Physician
Eye Site Vision Center 2344 N. University Dr. Coral?Springs
954-344-3937 • www.eyesitevision.com