Eyes are one of the most important and complex parts of our bodies. About 80% of all information and interaction is influenced by what we see and if we don't take care of our eyes, we will lose that ability. Ocular diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy can affect our peripheral and central vision. If you start to experience any changes to your vision like double vision, flashes, floaters, glare, blind spots, or loss of vision, we recommend setting up a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Rastogi. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), it is recommended that you should have a dilated eye exam, once every two years and those above the age of 60 to have a dilated exam yearly.
Here are some tips that you can use to help keep your eyes staying healthy. Eating fruits and vegetables daily can help not only your eyes but also help keep blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes under control. Smoking is another major health issue that can tear away at your central vision. Protecting your eyes while outside, with polarized sunglasses can help filter unwanted UVA and UVB rays that can damage your eyes.
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 3.4 million Americans over the age of 40 have become legally blind or visually impaired due to some ocular diseases. By setting up a comprehensive eye exam, you too can help save your vision. Please give us a call at 505-294-3000 to set up a comprehensive eye exam.
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