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Top Lasik After Care Tips to Remember for Summer

As the Earth slowly rolls the Northern Hemisphere to face the fiery sun, we can expect peak temperatures in Southern California this June solstice. For all those unfamiliar with geography, it’s summer time! And other than gym, tan and laundry, make sure your eye doctor’s office is one of your summer go-to spots, especially after Lasik surgery. Here are a few Lasik after care tips from the Orange County LASIK team that’ll keep your eyes in tip-top shape for summer.

Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam Every Year

It goes without saying, an annual checkup should be on everyone’s agenda. Everyone should know whether or not their internal motors are running well. With that being said, people easily overlook their eye health because as long as they can drive or see two feet in front of them, they’re under the impression they’re ok. That’s not always the case. Glaucoma is a silent stalker that’ll eventually become more and more bothersome later in life.

Shield Your Eyes from UV Rays

There’s a reason why we don’t look directly at the sun. There’s also a reason why your body reacts every time you even bat a lash in the sun’s general direction. It’s bad for you! Wear sunglasses that’ll shield you from UV rays. UV rays have been linked to cataracts, macular degeneration, and other conditions that can impede your vision. If your head can stand it, crown yourself with a visor for extra protection.

Eat Healthy

A nice platter of fruits and vegetables not only helps you maintain that bikini body, but it helps fight back cataracts. Look toward fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for your eye supplements, especially honing in on vitamin C and E.

Take Breaks from the Screen

Yes, we know. It’s hard to roll off the couch when you just started a new season of [Insert Name of Your Favorite Show Here] on Netflix. Or maybe everyone on your friends list is on a roll with their Facebook statuses, and you’re going on a “Like” spree. Remember to take a break! You’re straining your eyes, which makes your vision prone to damage.

Catch Up on Sleep

Beauty sleep not only helps you feel rested and ready to take on the day, but it impacts your overall health, including your eyes. A good 7 to 8 hours of sleep will help fight back eye fatigue which is marked by soreness, irritation, or blurry vision.

Visit the Best Lasik Surgeon Orange County Patients Trust

If you’re looking for a team of dedicated eye care specialists, Dr. Ghosheh’s Orange County LASIK office should be your next stop. They’ve been serving Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest and the greater OC area for over 25 years, specializing in LASIK surgery, utilizing cutting edge, breakthrough technology. Contact our Laser eye surgery office today and schedule an appointment.

How Healthy Living Can Prevent Cataracts

Cataracts are a common occurrence in individuals over the age of 40 and they are the leading cause for blindness. A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens that can impact your vision and ultimately can affect your daily activities if not treated.

Although there is no way to prevent cataracts from forming, there are some things you can do to keep the condition from progressing. Advanced Eye Medical Group can provide further information on how to protect your eyes.

Stop Smoking

It is no secret that smoking can cause several health problems, but it can also increase chances of developing cataracts. It is never too late to quit smoking; there are several health issues that derive from smoking.

Eat Healthy

People who follow a healthier diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may reduce their chances of cataracts forming. According to All About Vision, a Supporter National Sponsor of Optometry Giving Sight, the more antioxidants present in your body can significantly reduce cataracts from forming. Maintaining a healthy diet is not only beneficial for your eyes but your overall health.

Protect your Eyes from Ultraviolet Rays

Ultraviolet radiation derived from the sun can damage your eyes and lead to cataracts. Protect your eyes from the sunlight by wearing sunglasses designed with UV protection.

Annual Eye Exams

Routine visits with Advanced Eye Medical Group allows our eye doctors to look for any signs of cataracts and other vision disorders. Cataracts are fairly simple to diagnose during routine eye exams. However, individuals over the age of 40 should have a dilated eye exam performed every 2 years to detect early signs of cataracts.

If you are suffering from blurry vision due to cataracts, Orange County cataract surgery can remove your cataracts and significantly improve your vision. Call 1-888-439-6565 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation to discuss further treatment for your eyes.

An Eye-Healthy Holiday Season

As the holiday season continues, many of us find ourselves surrounded by delicious but unhealthy food choices at every turn. From family dinners to parties with friends, it seems like making healthy decisions is next to impossible. Fortunately, there are plenty of foods that will fit right in with your holiday plans and nourish your eyes at the same time. Below, find a list of some of our favorite eye health foods.

Blueberry Pie

The antioxidant properties of berries are well established. In addition to helping stem the tide of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease, the antioxidants found in berries has also been found to reduce the risk of eye disease. This holiday season, pass on the pumpkin pie and reach for a slice of blueberry instead. Or make your own with an easy recipe like this.

Steak or Salmon

Although a honey-baked ham or turkey may be the normal holiday fare, they won’t provide the same eye-healthy nutrients as steak or salmon. Steak is a great source of zinc, which improves retina health and helps your body absorb then antioxidants from foods like the aforementioned berries. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which improves retina health and can reduce the risk of macular degeneration. It’s also a great source of niacin, reducing the risk of cataracts.

Eggnog

Vitamin A may be one of the most crucial supplements for your overall eye health, and this holiday favorite is loaded with it. The milk and eggs found in eggnog are both great sources of vitamin A. You’ve probably been enjoying this holiday favorite for years, never knowing you were improving your eye health the whole time.

Almonds (Roasting on an Open Fire)

Another crucial antioxidant that helps promote eye health is vitamin E. Its main benefit is helping prevent the formation of cataracts. This holiday season enjoy some foods rich in vitamin E, like almonds. Try them roasted (on an open fire, if you like) with this rosemary roasted almond recipe.

Carrot Cake

Of course, no list of eye-healthy foods would be complete without carrots. This vitamin-A-rich super food is probably the best-known food for eye health. It can help prevent night blindness and improve your retinal health. When choosing among all the sweets you’ll be offered this holiday season, remember that none of them provide as many eye health benefits as carrot cake.

From everyone at the Advanced Eye Medical Group, here’s wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.