Let’s begin this look at eye injuries with a bit of sage advice, and that is to consider every single eye injury as if it were an emergency. Contact an eye doctor immediately afterward and get the issue examined and treated. That is the bottom line on the question of “when to see a doctor”. However, there is also the issue of what to do before you even get to the doctor. Read more »
Unlike so many other systems in the body, our vision is not something that gets stronger when we challenge it. In fact, the opposite is true – if we over challenge our eyes it will actually weaken them.
Thus, one of the first things that can be said about strengthening the eyesight is to find ways of giving the eyes a bit of a vacation. For example, if you are one of the millions of people who have to work on a computer or with print all day, take a ten minute break every 50 minutes or so. Close the eyes and count backward from one hundred, look to the right and left, and generally avoid staring at the screen (including that mobile device – yes, put it away!) for at least ten minutes. Read more »
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.
Fat gets a bad rap, especially in the news as the risks of obesity continues to plague the mindset of the average American. We’re surrounded by news and medical research that tells us no fat is good fat! However, that’s not true. Omega 3 fatty acids offers your body the necessary fat it needs to improve your overall health and even your vision.
Now, we’re not saying go get your essential fat by eating a cheeseburger or downing a super-sized French fry basket. Let us be more clear: fatty acids are the “building blocks” of fat. It’s an important nutrient that’s critical for the normal production and functioning of cells, muscles, nerves, and organs. Fatty acids are also required for the production of hormone-like compounds that help regulate blood pressure, heart rate, and blood clotting.
So how does all of this effect your vision? A number of studies revealed that Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal infant vision development.
DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids are found in maternal breast milk and also are added to some supplemented infant formulas. Omega-3 supplemental formulas appear to stimulate vision development in infants.
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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It’s not just a fashion statement; it’s a necessity if you live in Jacksonville, Florida. Everyone needs a pair of sunglasses that are fashionable, yes, but also of high quality to reduce ultraviolet rays that affect your eyesight.
Many of us in Jacksonville, Florida, enjoy being outdoors when the weather is good. Whether you’re on the golf course, beach, or cruising around on your bike, it’s important to protect your eyes when you’re outside.
The Dangers of “Cheap” Sunglasses
We all do it. When we’re at a gas station or discount store and see a sunglass sale: “Buy a pair for $1!” We stock up and think to ourselves, sunglasses are sunglasses, they all block the sun. But that’s not necessarily accurate.
Oftentimes, we see our clients come in with injuries sustained from low-quality sunglasses. Two of the most common injuries we treat are from the uneven lens surface and unqualified ultraviolent transmissivity. The first, uneven lens surface, triggers fatigue in the eyes while the second will hide the visible light but allow ultraviolent ray into the sunglasses. As the pupil expands due to the dim light, more ultraviolet ray is absorbed into the eye.
Essentially, sunglasses are an investment. Choose quality over price and you’ll be making an investment for your eyes. Protect them now, or pay a lot more in eye care bills later as you attempt to make up for the poor quality. When you see a sunglass sale in the middle of a gas station or discount store, just say no! Turn to Valuvision instead to find the right sunglasses to match your unique style while protecting your eyes from the harsh Florida sun.
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.