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Are You Caring For Your Eyesight?

EYE HEALTH We all know not to look at the sun WHAT ELSE CAN GO WRONG? Looking At OUR EYES Lens Retina Cornea Optic nerve Pupil- Iris -Fovea -Macula MEASURING E F P 20/200 EYESIGHT The Snellen Chart is used to measure visual acuity, or how good our eyesight is. Each row measures a different level of acuity, starting with 20/200 and working down to 20/10 20/100 тоZ 20/70 L P E D 20/20 20/200 20/50 РЕСFD 20/40 NORMAL VISION LEGAL BLINDNESS E D F C Z P 20/30 THE BIGGER THE SECOND NUMBER, THE WORSE YOUR EYESIGHT IS FE D O P Z D 20/20 DEFP оТЕ С 20/10 20/200 vision means that the subject sees at 20 feet what a person with normal vision sees at 200 feet Our eyes are known for being FRAGILE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, but do we treat them that way? FRAGILE FRAGILE Common Threats To EYE HEALTH AGING EYE PROBLEMS CATARACT Cloudy lens ? ) Clouding of the lens LEADING CAUSE ! of vision loss in America Hemorrages DIABETIC RETINOPATHY Damages retinal blood vessels, ? creating blotches in vision ! 12,000 - 24,000 Americans go blind anually because of this condition Build up of aqueous humor fluid GLAUCOMA Pressure in eyes is higher than normal and it damages optic nerve carrying information from the eye to the brain ? !) 4.5% - 9.4% of Americans 40+ are affected AMERICANS AFFECTED BY PRIMARY OPEN-ANGLE GLAUCOMA Damage to the optic nerve 2.2 million 3.3 million 2004 2020 AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION Deterioration of the macula affects ability to see detail AMERICANS WITH ADVANCED AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION 2.07 million 5.44 million Macular 2010 2050 degeneration REFRACTIVE ERRORS Multiple focal points ASTIGMATISM Light comes to multiple ? focus points instead of one Light 36.2% of Americans 20+ Point of focus out of place HYPEROPIA : FARSIGHTEDNESS See distant objects well but difficulty focusing on objects that are up close Light 1 OF 4 PEOPLE suffer from this condition Correct spot Point of focus out of place MYOPIA : NEARSIGHTEDNESS See close-up objects well but (? difficulty seeing distant objects clearly Light COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME ! is causing an increase in myopic cases Correct spot OVEREXPOSURE TO SCREENS CAUSE TIRED AND DRY EYES AMERICANS 12-54 25% 41.2% 65% of American adults 1971-1972 1999-2004 Lens can't accommodate Point of focus out of place PRESBYOPIA Lens cannot easily flex to accommodate focusing on objects Light 111 MILLION 123 MILLION 2012 2020 OTHER THREATS CONJUNCTIVITIS: PINK EYE AMBLYOPIA: LAZY EYE DRY EYE Abnormal development leads to failure of both eyes to work together Chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye Inflammation of the white of the eye and inside of the eyelids AFFECTS 3 MILLION 4% 48% Americans annually of Americans of Americans 18+ 80% OF US WORRY ABOUT LOSING OUR EYESIGHT, but only 14% of people with eye diseases go in for regular eye exams- we need to pay better attention to our eye health Preventative steps to PROTECT YOUR EYES REGULAR EYE EXAMS* *May need to go more regularly if you are at risk for eye problems Children with EYEG LASSES OR CONTACT LENSES should go annually 0- 2 years 6 months old 2 -5 years 3 years old - 18 years Before 1st grade then biannually 61 and older Annually 6-1 18 - 60 years Biannually AS EASY AS EATING BETA-CAROTENE ZEAXANTHIN AND LUTEIN ZINC Carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash Spinach, eggs, corn, broccoli, kale Beef, poultry, oysters, beans |One serving daily One serving every other day Two servings a week Helps eye absorb light energy and improves adjustments in low light Lowers risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts. Forms pigments in the macula that filter out Releases Vitamin A from the liver to be used in eye tissues. Deficiency can lead to sight loss from macular harmful blue light waves and protect against age-related blindness degeneration DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID) Tuna, anchovies, mackerel, salmon, trout VITAMIN C RESVERATROL Red wine, peanuts, blueberries Oranges, tomatoes, red peppers Two servings a week One serving daily Reasonable consumption Protects against macular degeneration and dry eye. Reduces inflammation that leads to dry eye Lowers risk of develop- ing cataracts Helps with micro-circulation within the eye. Prevents development of abnormal blood vessels KICK BAD HABITS TAKE A BREAK FROM SCREENS STOP SMOKING WEAR EYE PROTECTION 2X risk of smokers developing cataracts Sunglasses protect eyes from UV rays Use the 20-20-20 rule (look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes) 3X risk of smokers developing macular degeneration and 2X for second-hand smokers Reading and prescription glasses help to correct problems with vision and protect from further problems Remember to blink frequently Smokers are 4X as likely to go blind in old age Adjust lighting for optimal screen viewing Safety goggles protect eyes from injury By working towards better eye health, maybe we can LOOK TOWARDS A HEALTHIER FUTURE SOURCES FRAMESDIRECT.COM allaboutvision.com premiu m e ye we ar usp.com/women-eye-health.html ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18695106 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24652235 nei.nih.gov/health/pinkeye/pink facts aao.org/eye-health/news/four-fantastic-foods nytimes.com/2010/12/21/health/21brody.html?ref=health telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/7851772/Drinking-wine-could-protect-your-eyes.html DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING PRESSURE

Are You Caring For Your Eyesight?

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Your eyesight is one of those things that is often overlooked even though it has to last you the rest of your life. Are you doing enough to protect it?

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