CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Jan. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Family Vision Associates of Texas is reminding Corpus Christi area residents to start the New Year with a focus on better vision. Their clinic and website offer a range of tips to help facilitate positive changes. They also use innovative technologies like the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT 500 with Optical Coherence Tomography for screening and an Optomap retinal scanner for superior evaluation of the retina.
The beginning of a New Year is traditionally time for making New Year’s resolutions. Most people strive to take steps to enjoy better health in the year ahead. Typical goals include losing weight, getting more fit and paying down debt. However, improving eye health should be on this list as well, and Family Vision Associates of Corpus Christi offers some suggestions for getting on the right track.
Diet and nutrition contributes to both eye health and improved overall health. Eating foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids like oily fish, walnuts, leafy greens and flaxseed is extremely beneficial. Vitamins and minerals like zinc, lutein and vitamins E and C also support vision and overall health. Specific foods to incorporate include salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, anchovies, spinach, kale, citrus fruits, berries eggs, beans, legumes and nuts. Taking a daily fish oil supplement is another way to get more omega 3s.
Other eye health and overall wellness changes to consider include quitting smoking, wearing sunglasses to protect against UV rays, and wearing safety eyewear when appropriate. Many of these health and lifestyle changes can assist with avoiding eye injuries as well as eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration.
Another condition the professionals at Family Vision Associates are warning against for 2016 is an insidious effect called Computer Eye Syndrome. With so many people on smartphones, tablets and computers throughout their day, the collective eye health of Americans has been affected. Some of the symptoms of Computer Eye Syndrome include blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, headaches and trouble focusing. It can even lead to neck and shoulder pain.
John P. Allen, O.D. adds, “Using the 20/20/20 rule can help tremendously. While using a device, every 20 minutes the eyes should be rested by looking at something that is located 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.”
Getting regular eye exams is another way to support better eye health in the coming year. Family Vision Associates has a new Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT 500 with Optical Coherence Tomography for glaucoma and macular degeneration screening and also uses Optomap retinal scanning technology for superior evaluation of the retina.
Family Vision Associates is located at 5431 Everhart Road in Corpus Christi, Texas. For more information about better eye health in 2016, the public can call (361) 854-1833 or visit the Family Vision Associates website.
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Source:Family Vision Associates