Boscov Optical knows that your eyes are an important part of your overall health. Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them. But some eye diseases can lead to partial and total vision loss, so it is important to identify and treat eye diseases as early as possible. You should get your eyes checked at Boscov Optical as often as your healthcare provider recommends, and especially if you are experiencing any new vision problems. It’s not just your eyes that you need to keep healthy, but your whole body as well.
Of course, merely getting your eyes checked by an optometrist is just one of the many things you can do to protect and even improve your eyesight. Here are some suggestions Boscov Optical has that they know will help your eyesight
Eat a healthy, balanced diet. As we’re sure you know, your diet should include plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially deep yellow and green leafy vegetables. Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut can also help your eyes.Get regular exercise to help prevent or control diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol too. These diseases in particular can lead to some eye or vision problems. So, if you exercise regularly, you can lower your risk of experiencing these eye and vision problems.
Wear sunglasses often. One of the most damaging things to your eyes is UV rays. Sun exposure can damage your eyes quickly and also raise your risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Boscov’s Optical has thousands of frames that will protect your eyes by using sunglasses that block out 99 to 100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
Wear protective eye wear to prevent eye injuries. Remember, you only get one pair of eyes, so when doing things that may jeopardize your sight, wear good eye protection. You really need eye protection when you’re playing certain sports, working in hazardous jobs and doing repairs or projects in your home.
Know your family medical history. Many eye diseases are passed on from generation to generation, so it is important to find out whether anyone in your family has had them. Knowing this can help you determine if you are at higher risk of developing an eye disease.
Know all your other risk factors. As you age, you are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions. It is important to know what risk factors you may have because you may be able to lower your risk by changing some behaviors that might contribute to those issues.
And perhaps most importantly, give your eyes a rest. If you spend a lot of time using a computer, you can forget to blink your eyes and your eyes can get tired. To reduce eyestrain, try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.
Polarized lenses block out the glare coming from reflective surfaces such as water, glass, asphalt and snow. Wearing sunglasses with polarized glasses, even on overcast days, can help greatly improve your vision. So, what exactly are the main benefits of polarized lenses? Simply put they reduce glare, boost colors and enhance contrasts.
How do polarized lenses improve clarity? Well, they do it mainly by filtering out horizontal light waves. Also, due to tiny particles within humid or polluted air, the blue sky can appear dimmer than its true-blue color, giving it a white, yellow, or gray appearance. When a polarizing lens stops the reflections from those particles, the sky can retain its deep blue appearance.
Choosing the right lenses for your eyes and lifestyle is important for the health of your eyes. Your prescription may be a factor in which lenses are available to you, which is why consulting a Boscov Optical professional is the best way to make an informed decision about your lenses. As eyeglass lens technology advances, the number of lens options grows right along with it. Boscov’s Optical carries lenses for prescription eyeglasses that increase night vision, decrease computer glare and help block out harmful UV and UVB rays. Come in and take a look at one of the largest selections of frame and lenses you can find.
To ensure your prescriptions are up to date and that your eyes are healthy, schedule an appointment at the nearest Boscov’s Optical and find out our eye exam cost. Our certified opticians will perform a battery of tests that will give the peace of mind. Everyone needs to have their eyesight tested to check for vision and eye problems. Getting a complete eye exam is especially important because some eye diseases may not have warning signs. Therefore, the exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages, when they are much easier to treat.
Find the nearest Boscovs Optical and one of our associates will not only help you find the prescription for your eyes, but they’ll also find you the perfect pair for any budget.