Lifestyle Changes to Make for the Health of Your Eyes

carrots The health of your eyes is the number one priority of Doc Brock and the staff at Magruder Laser Vision. There are several lifestyle changes that Doc Brock suggests that you begin integrating into your daily routine to improve the health of your eyes and to help you avoid the development of certain serious eye disorders and diseases. If you are considering laser eye surgery in Orlando, Magruder Laser Vision has proven that patients who have healthy eyes are going to be excellent candidates for corrective procedures and will be thrilled with its successful result.

Eye Protection: Living in Florida, we are keenly aware of the beautiful, bright, and sunny days we experience. However, if you are not wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes, you are doing them a tremendous disservice. Wearing a high-quality pair of sunglasses can help protect your eyes against both UVA and UVB rays, decreasing the risk of developing cataracts, cancers in the delicate skin around the eyes, and possibly macular degeneration. Doc Brock also recommends wearing protective safety glasses whenever you are involved with projects that include chemicals to prevent them from accidental splashing into the eyes. They should also be worn when your activity might result in small particles becoming airborne to protect your eyes from something becoming embedded in them, especially hammering metal with metal, drilling or sanding.

Exercise: How many times have you heard the regular exercise is essential to your overall health? Many people don’t realize that this also includes the health of their eyes. People who are overweight are generally at greater risk of developing glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and inflammation of the eyes, all of which can have an adverse effect on the health of their eyes and, ultimately, their vision.

Eat Right: Healthy eating is essential to the health of your eyes. Striking the perfect balance between fresh fruits and vegetables with lean proteins is a fundamental component to maintaining good health. Foods that contain vitamins and minerals rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids are proven to benefit eye health and assist in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration.

Quit Smoking: Doc Brock suggests that if you are a smoker, you should really put a concerted effort into quitting. The fact is that as smokers age, blindness occurs four times more often for them than in non-smokers. Smoking is a major risk factor for macular degeneration. Smokers are also more likely to suffer from inflammation in the eye(s), dry eyes, and other diseases whose side effects have a proven detrimental impact on eye health and vision. The chances of developing glaucoma are significantly increased if you’re a smoker. Consulting with your family physician is recommended if you need assistance in achieving your goal. It’s currently unknown whether e cigarettes (just nicotine without the smoke) have less eye risks so caution is advised. As the leader in laser eye surgery in Orlando, Doc Brock wants your eyes to be healthy and for you to have fantastic vision. He is available to discuss any concerns you might have about your eye health or having a laser correction procedure during your initial consultation.  Contact us online, or call us at 407-843-5665, and you’ll learn why Doc Brock and the staff at Magruder Laser Vision make your eyes our priority! We are Ma