Did you know that approximately 37 million American adults have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only half of the adults in the United States classified as being at high risk for serious vision loss visited an eye doctor in the past year. Each month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology shines line on a certain issue for the purpose of decreasing eye disease and saving vision across America. You can celebrate Healthy Vision Month by taking the following steps:
The only way to detect eye disease early is to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam. During the exam, drops are placed in your eye to dilate the pupil, and your eye care professional will use a special magnifying lens to examine the retina and look for areas of damage to the eye. Talk with your eye doctor about how often you should have an eye exam.
Research has shown that living a healthy lifestyle can lower your risk of eye disease. You can take matters into your own hands by eating a healthy diet rich in essential nutrients, quitting smoking, and exercising 3-5 times a week.
Each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers have a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. This statistic could be drastically decreased if employees wore protective eyewear at all times. If you play sports, you can limit your risk of eye injury by wearing the appropriate protective wear for your sport.
Excessive exposure to UV rays can lead to eye damage such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Simply wear sunglasses that certifiably protect from UV rays whenever you spend time outdoors. You’ll limit your risk of eye disease, and you’ll look great doing it!
Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is out #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!
If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.
We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!