The care you take of your eyes today will impact how clearly you will be able to see as you age. Small steps taken now can make a substantial difference when it comes to the health of the eyes. For example, even slight changes in diet can have a profound impact, helping to reduce risks for a host of vision-stealing disorders while offering a number of other health benefits.
Taking care of your body is taking care of your eyes. Healthy eating, exercise, and taking time to rest are all essential for a healthy body. So too are these things essential for healthy eyes. Add the use of sunglasses to keep harmful UV rays from damaging the eyes and you may be able to preserve clear vision for several years. Be sure to visit one of our offices every year as well, enabling us to detect and respond to changes in vision or early warning signs of an age-related vision disorder.
A Note on Smoking
Tobacco use increases risks for:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Chronic dry eyes
The damage done to vision through tobacco use cannot be undone. If you are or have been a smoker, your risk of developing a vision stealing disorder such as macular degeneration has already increased up to three-fold. While you cannot undo this damage, you can prevent future damage by quitting now and adopting a healthier lifestyle. The Hudson Region DSRIP Public Health Council offers many programs to help smokers quit. Using available resources can make the transition from smoker to freedom much easier.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
If it has been longer than a year since your last visit, call Seeta Eye Centers at 845-454-1025 to schedule your next appointment at our Poughkeepsie or Yorktown location.