May is Healthy Vision Month so take the time to make eye health a priority and take steps to protectyour vision.
Taking care of your eyes can be a priority just like eating healthy and physical activity. Healthy vision can help keep you safe each day. To keep your eyes healthy, it is important to get routine eye exams to check for common vision problems and eye diseases. It’s the best way to find out if you need glasses or contacts, or are in the early stages of any eye-related diseases. Optos ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging provides the examiner with a great view of the eye, while being able to maintain a safe distance from patients. optomap imaging also provides an overview of approximately 200° of the retina in a single capture making it easier to identify any potential problems or diseases. optomap technology has also made great strides in diagnosing and treating eye problems in children and infants who may be more difficult to examine. With cutting-edge technology and ease of operation, optomap can assist eye care professionals to detect signs of retinal disease often before symptoms occur.
With optomap UWF patients are able to physically see the image of their eye, from a safe distance, and know exactly what is being discussed during the examination. Using this technology allows for exams to be quick, easy, and provide added reassurance to everyone that eye care professionals are adhering to current safety guidelines while still receiving, and providing, the best possible eye care.
Healthy Vision for all ages
Take a look at some everyday tips that may help preserve eye health:
- Wear sunglasses, even when it may seem cloudy
- Eat right for your sight! Dark leafy greens such as spiniach, kale and bok choy. Also stock up on some fish high in omega 3s
- Get plenty of physical activity! Regular exercise comes with a lot of great benefits. It can boost your mood, reduce stress, help you stay at a healthy weight — and protect you from serious eye diseases
- Give your eyes a rest. Do your eyes ever feel achy at the end of the day? If you spend a lot of time at the computer or staring at your phone, you may forget to blink — and that can tire out your eyes
During Healthy Vision Month we encourage you to see your eye care professional so they can assess your vision, and evaluate the internal and external anatomy of your eyes to rule in or out any problems. Make optomap screening part of your next eye exam. Get started on our website to locate an optomap provider near you.