What You Can Do During AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
- Posted on: Feb 14 2023
It’s AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month – which makes it the perfect time to book an appointment with your eye doctor! Here at Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Inc, we want to ensure that you and your family get the most out of your vision.
You can do several things to help reduce your risk of vision problems, and we’re here to help you with all of them. Find out how you can make the most of AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month!
We’ve got you covered, from regular eye exams to adjusting the lighting in your home.
Get A Comprehensive Eye Exam
Regardless of whether you have vision problems or not, you should check your eyes regularly. You should get an eye exam if it has been more than a year.
An eye doctor can spot early signs of serious conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection and treatment can help prevent vision loss.
Eat A Healthy Diet
Eating a diet that’s rich in vegetables, fruits, and omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of developing AMD.
Studies have shown that certain nutrients, like lutein and zeaxanthin, can help protect your eyes from damage. You can find these nutrients in green, leafy vegetables and eggs.
One of the leading risk factors for AMD is smoking. Smokers should quit smoking to protect their eyesight. Your vision will thank you!
Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays
Wearing sunglasses and a hat outdoors can help reduce your risk of developing cataracts and other eye problems.
Use Protective Eyewear
Wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes if you work in a job that exposes you to chemicals or other potentially harmful substances.
Adjust the Lighting In Your Home
If you have trouble seeing, ask your eye doctor about ways to improve the lighting in your home. Simple changes, like adding more light fixtures or choosing bulbs with a higher wattage, can make a big difference.
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