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Healthy Living: Eye Care

Sight is something that people often overlook, but your eyes are very important! Below are some tips to help keep your eyesight healthy & strong.

  • Overexposure to the sun can accelerate cataract development. Protect your eyesight by wearing sunglasses as much as possible.
  • Be aware that medications (both over-the-counter and prescription) can affect your eyesight.
  • Always let your doctor know what you are taking to avoid potentially harmful combinations.
  • Visit you optometrist every 3-5 years.
  • People with pronounced eye problems should visit more frequently.

Dry Eyes

  • Dry eyes occur when you body fails to product enough tears
  • Causes are: aging, air quality, medicines, and computer use
  • Treatment is artificial tears

Allergy Eyes

  • Caused by aero allergens (pollen; etc…)
  • Symptoms include:  red, itchy, or watery eyes
  • Treated by allergy eye drops that contain antihistamines and decongestants

Irritated Eyes

  • Caused by irritants (chlorine, ammonia; etc.) or foreign bodies (dust, eyelashes; etc.)
  • Treated with sterile eyewash


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