Protecting Your Eyes

Your eyes perform many important functions that allow you to see, so it is important to make sure they are protected from harm. Sunlight, diseases and other factors can cause damage to your eyes and increase your risk of vision loss. Use the following tips on protecting your eyes to maintain optimal eye health.

Schedule Routine Eye Exams
Having our Bronx optometrists check your eyes once or twice a year is a crucial part of protecting your vision. During these exams, our eye doctors will look for any early signs of diseases that can impair your vision, such as macular degeneration, to ensure that you receive prompt treatment. Having these diseases detected and treated early can significantly reduce your risk of eye damage. Our exams also include tests to check your vision acuity and eye function in order to determine if you need corrective lenses or if you need a stronger prescription.

Wear Sunglasses
Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause damage to your eyes over time. When you will be outdoors, wear sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV rays. Keep in mind that the sun can also hurt your eyes in winter, not just summer, so wear sunglasses all year round. Wearing a brimmed hat outside can also offer additional eye protection from the sun.

Have Eye Screenings Done
Protecting your vision also involves having screenings done for conditions or diseases that can damage your eyes. These include glaucoma and cataracts. At Pelham Parkway Vision Center, we can perform eye screenings that allow for early detection of these conditions. Having cataracts or glaucoma diagnosed early increases the chance of being able to slow the progression of these diseases to help protect your vision.

Contact Our Bronx Optometrist
If you are due for an eye exam or eye disease screenings, please contact Pelham Parkway Vision Center for an appointment with our Bronx optometrist. We can help you protect your eyes and vision with comprehensive optometry services.

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