Delicious and chalk-full of health benefits for the eyes, you’d be surprised at how your favorite fruits and vegetables can improve your eye health. Many people do not realize that what is consumed can have an effect on the health of the eyes. There are certain foods that when eaten can actually improve the health of the eyes over time. Foods that are filled with lutein, vitamins A, B, C, and E, are especially known to be incredibly beneficial.
The following foods are considered to be some of the best natural methods in maintaining and improving the health of the eyes.
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Eyes give us the ability to perceive the world around us. They are intricate and complex. Keep your eyes healthy and working properly with these tips and know what to avoid.
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Acuvue contact lenses offer many benefits that other options do not. These innovative lenses offer the latest in lens comfort options utilizing features such as blink-activated and triple action moisture in a disposal product. A large variety of eye problems can be corrected including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
More Comfort, Better Vision
Many contact lens wearers report a higher level of comfort and overall satisfaction with Acuvue 1-Day Moist lenses as compared to traditional lenses. The material used in their production is delicate and airy, and the unique addition of HPMC, a liquid ingredient that provides a cushioning effect, adds to the comfort .
Acuvue 1-Day Moist lenses are the perfect brand for those suffering astigmatism and seeking a more accommodating contact lens for an on the go lifestyle. Its surface design is manufactured with sports fans in mind as the toric technology enhances vision stability.
Acuvue is famous for their commitment to providing a quality product that can be disposed of after every use. Gone are the days of nightly sterilization; with Acuvue contact lenses, every day is a fresh start. Acuvue prides themselves as being the number one selling daily disposable toric lens and the only daily disposable multifocal lens manufacturer in the world.
Dailies contact lenses are unique in that they are the world’s leading supplier of comfortable disposable lenses. A variety of products are offered, because they understand that every customer has unique needs. Therefore, Dailies has created several exclusive products to adequately accommodate any lifestyle.
Live an active lifestyle?
Contact wearers who are involved in sports activities would benefit from Dailies Toric line. This product features unique benefits such as scribe marks to help measure for accurate fitting. Its dual thin zone design enhances stability and comfort while its toric back surface improves vision stability.
Scratch eyes this allergy season?
Allergy sufferers will be pleased to know that Dailies offers a another product to alleviate dry irritation. Dailies AquaComfort Plus Contact Lenses include a drop of HPMC, an ingredient that provides a comfortable cushioning effect. Furthermore, moisturizing agents are released every time the wearer blinks, providing an unusually natural feel for a contact lens.
Have an eye condition?
Those diagnosed with presbyopia may prefer Dailies Progressives, the world’s only daily disposable multifocal lens. This convenient alternative to bi-focals provide clear, precise vision. The fact that it’s a disposable product means there is no cleaning and disinfecting to perform nightly and no deposit build-up to worry about as every day a brand new pair will be used.
Dailies offers a variety of benefits, making them a leading choice of contact lenses. Due to their knack at discovering customers needs on an individual basis and customizing the right product for them, they will continue to provide an exemplary product to contact wearers in the years to come.
It’s the time of the year again and in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, you know it’s going to get hot this summer! While you’re basking on the beaches and enjoying the summer splashes, it’s important to take the time to protect your eyes. Unprotected exposure to the sun’s UV rays can increase the risk for cataracts, retina damage, and blindness.
The steps to proper eye care in the sun are simple and we’ll demonstrate easy way to enjoy the sunny Jacksonville, Florida, weather while keeping your eye health in mind.
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Give the gift of fashion forward eyewear this year for Valentine’s Day. It may seem a little less romantic to give your special one a pair of eyeglasses but it’s equivalent to a day at the spa – it improves your look and your health!
Give Her a Piece of Jewelry She’ll Wear Everyday
Fashionable eye glasses are an essential accessory for every woman from the business-savvy professional to the runaround housewife. Valuvision has a huge selection of eyeglasses that come from all of the best designers across the world.
How to Get Her the Right Eye Frames
Giving the gift of sight is a bit tricky, especially if that special someone is going to be surprised! How to do it? Simple.
First, start by noting her existing prescription on a pad of paper when she isn’t looking. Look for a prescription note around the home that has the description she needs. Or, even better, bring something in if you know she won’t be looking for it for a couple hours.
Secondly, take note of her closet. What are her favorite designers? Mark them down or keep note of the style she normally goes for when she is going to work or play.
Third, come to one of our Valuvision locations to speak to a sales associate about the right style, brand, and prescription is needed.
She’ll love you for caring after her eyesight, and you’ll love how easy it was to pick a gift for her!
The Twilight movie series is making news for something other than the tween heartthrobs. New reports from moviegoers suffering from seizures during the viewing is putting photosensitive epilepsy into the spotlight.
There is one scene in Twilight Breaking Dawn movie that is really affecting moviegoers around the world. It’s the birth of Edward and Bella’s baby that includes scenes of flashing white and red light, almost like a strobe light. Those flashes at the right frequency can cause neurons in the brain to start firing in a synch.
This isn’t the first time that a movie has caused seizures in patrons. In 1997, the Pokemon movie caused 700 Japanese cartoon viewers to be hospitalized because of a strobe-light-induced seizures.
While the birthing scene did cause seizures and raised some concerns, another moment in the movie has caused an equal amount of controversy. Dr. Robert Laureno, chair of neurology at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., said he went to the movie with his wife and wasn’t fazed by the strobe effect at all. However, he was affected by the blood and watched one fellow moviegoer fall to the floor.
“Personally, I don’t even remember the flashing lights,” he said. He does, however, remember the blood. In fact, his wife’s friend, a nurse, had to help a fellow Twilight fan who fainted during the gory scene.
Most movie developers will stear clear of flashing lights and frequencies that are known to induce seizures, however it’s important for filmmakers to add a disclaimer or modify the flash the frequency.
In conclusion, if you have not seen this film just yet, it’s important to be cautious of this situation and perhaps avert your eyes from the birthing scene should you feel as though you’re susceptible.
According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems, that if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. In order to improve your child’s learning ability, it’s best to schedule a mid-year, back-to-school eye exam should you see any of the warning signs below.
Does your child do any of the following:
- Sit too close to the TV?
- Hold a book too close to the face?
- Squint or tilt his/her head to see better?
- Frequently rub his/her eyes?
- Closes one eye to read or watch TV?
- Avoids activities that requires near vision, including reading, homework, or recreational activities?
- Complains of headaches/tired eyes?
- Avoids the computer because it hurts his/her eyes?
- Receives lower grades despite exponential effort?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to schedule an eye exam for your child at Valuvision. One of our specialized, friendly eye care specialists performs a thorough evaluation of your child’s eye care needs to provide an educational and social advantage after the holiday break is over.
Have you been surfing the web on your smartphone? Recent study shows 2 causes of increased eyestrain.
Chances are you or someone you know uses a smartphone. And, if you’re like most you find yourself using these little technology gadgets to do a majority of your online reading. However, a note worthy study was published in July’s “Optometry and Visual Science,” stating that the visual demands created by viewing websites on your phone and found two surprising conditions that set the stage for eye strain.
The study first found that the average font size of a website viewed on a smartphone was about 30% smaller than newspaper print, but could also range as small as 70% compared to your local newspaper.
The second finding was that patients held their smartphones much closer than the recommended reading distance of 16 inches. They found the average reading distance on a smartphone was about 12 inches, and with many patients viewing them as close as 8 inches away from their eyes.
Regrettably, both of these conditions cause a much higher focusing demand on the visual system and commonly can cause headaches, blurry or fluctuating vision, and significant eyestrain.
Although smartphones apparently are causing harm to our eyes, this doesn’t mean you have to throw away your iPhone or Android. Instead, here are some tips for reducing these eyestrain conditions:
- Use the pinch-zoom function to magnify the text
- Try to magnify it enough, at a comfortable reading distance, to be able to hold it at least 16 inches away from your eyes
- Try to save heavy web surfing for a larger screen, such as a tablet or home-computer
- Always be sure to give your eyes a break no matter what size screen you use
Adapting your eyes to technology doesn’t have to be difficult if you are just aware of how much time to spend in front of the screen and away from the screen. The physicians here a Valuvision care about your eyes and certainly hope these tips help you adapt more easily.
It is one question you should always be expected to answer when you visit an eye care professional for the first time, “Do you have any history of head trauma?”
Ever wonder why? Well, the fragile condition of the eyes makes trauma related with any amount of shock to the head. The incident in question could be as simple as a slip and fall or being involved in a serious car collision.
In terms of the visual effect of a head injury, there are numerous parts of the eye that could be effected by what you thought was a simple bump on the head.
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