April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month and, if you are a woman, a good time to consider taking steps to protect your long-term visual health. Women are twice as likely as men to develop vision disorders and diseases including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. This April, consider scheduling an appointment at one of our Hudson Valley locations to have your eyes thoroughly checked for early warning signs. When detected early on, most eye diseases can be treated or significantly slowed.
You can take steps now to protect your visual health. Some of the most beneficial are:
- Stop smoking
- Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet
- Reduce caffeine and sodium intake
- Wear sunglasses whenever outdoors in the daytime, even when it’s cloudy
You can also help protect your long-term visual health by maintaining routine eye exams. Many eye diseases respond well to lifestyle changes combined with targeted treatments. The faster these changes and treatments can begin, the better your chances of avoiding serious vision loss.
Women over the age of 60 should plan on more frequent visits with one of our ophthalmologists, but yearly visits may be a good idea earlier in life as well. During your next visit, we can discuss how often you should schedule exams to maintain optimal visual health.
To schedule an appointment at our Fishkill or Poughkeepsie location, please call 845-454-1025 today. The board-certified ophthalmologists at Seeta Eye Centers provide a full range of services, including LASIK and cataract surgery for men and women living throughout the Hudson Valley area.