Three Simple Yet Frequently Overlooked Ways to Protect the Eyes

Your eyes are one of the most sensitive and delicate organs of the body, yet we take them for granted. The increasing number of people who are experiencing vision problems early in life is proof of this. Can you imagine what life would be like if you couldn’t see as clearly as you can now? Here at Mountain View Medical Center, we remind our patients to be proactive in protecting their eyes in the following simple ways: * Protect your eyes as much as possible when you’re outdoors by wearing sunglasses and donning hats. Radiation from prolonged sun exposure damages the delicate tissues in the eye and can lead to several eye conditions such as photokeratitis (snow blindness), cataracts, and pterygium. * Be aware of the time you spend in front of your computer. Being in front of your computer for prolonged periods without taking frequent breaks can put unnecessary strain on your eyes. Aside from taking a break, make certain that your computer is located in a well-lit location. * Schedule regular visits to your ophthalmologist. This will help detect eye problems early and prevent serious complications through timely intervention. If you’d like to learn more about taking care of your eyes, whether you’re a teen or in middle age, call (907) 328-2920 or fill out this form to set up an appointment with us. We look forward to helping you improve your vision and consequently make your life better by providing high-quality eye care services built on compassion and patient comfort.
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