Be sure to protect your eyes from UV light and hazardous materials
Eyes play a crucial role in how you experience the world and live your life, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep.
Eyes are responsible for capturing light. The eye system (or ocular system) is made up of many parts that all work together to deliver visual images to the brain.
Therefore, looking after your eyes is very imperative. Below are some suggestions to help you stay healthy and see clearly for many years to come.
There are many problems that can arise with your glasses, including breaking, missing parts, and needing to replace small parts.
Visit your doctor for regular check-ups and for any eye problems you experience
Our eye specialists are trained to determine and improve your vision using eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye exercises. Michael Millstein, MD, an ophthalmologist in Manhattan US, says he can provide total eye care, from examinations and vision correction to diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
It is highly recommended that you visit your optometrist or ophthalmologist for an eye exam once every year or if you experience eye infections or symptoms of diseases such as:
- Blurred or decreased vision; loss of vision.
- The whites of the eyes may flash.
- A burning sensation in the eyes.
- A flushing feeling.
- A stinging sensation.
- Itching of the eyelids.
Take steps to prevent disease
Among the leading causes of blindness, eye disease ranks first. Most diseases that cause blindness, such as glaucoma and diabetes, can be treated or controlled if they are diagnosed and managed properly.
Medical advances have been made in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, though there is no cure for some eye disorders. You and your doctor will be better able to anticipate, prevent, and treat eye diseases if you get regular eye exams and discuss your family history.
Wear the right prescription lenses, or consider corrective surgery
Putting off wearing your prescribed eyeglasses or contacts won’t cause disease, but can cause eye strain, headaches, and possibly even injury due to the lack of safe vision.
You can ask your doctor about alternative options like switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses or exploring corrective surgery if you find wearing prescription lenses uncomfortable.
Protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays
Light sources that emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation include sunlight, tanning beds, black-light lamps, and some other sources. UV ray exposure can cause cataracts and yellow raised spots on the white of the eye, such as pingueculas and pterygiums, if you’re frequently exposed to them. UV exposure has been linked to many eye diseases such as macular degeneration, solar retinitis, and corneal dystrophies.
You may be more sensitive if your eyes are a light color, or if you take specific medications. While you’re outside in the sun, wear prescription sunglasses, clip-on sunglasses, or UV-blocking contact lenses to protect your eyes. A number of problems can arise with your glasses, including breaking, missing parts, and needing to replace small parts.
Wear protective gear and eyewear during work and sporting events
When you play sports or work with hazardous materials, wearing safety glasses and goggles lowers your risk of eye injury, vision damage, and total blindness.
“Being active in your eye health and working with your optometrist and ophthalmologist will increase your chances of maintaining your eyesight throughout your life,” says Dr. Millstein.