Healthy Vision Month – Keep Looking Good
Hey good "looking", keep looking "good" during National Healthy Vision Month. Your ability to look/see good/well is important but often overlooked.
During Healthy Vision Month, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic wants everyone to make eye health a priority.
The recommendation is for an eye exam every couple of years even if you don't wear glasses, not just for prescription but for overall eye health knowing that changes in the eyes can be related to high blood pressure and diabetes.
The medical experts at Farm Workers Clinic encourage people to use sunglasses to avoid conditions like macular degeneration and "surfer's eye.
Experts also say what you put in your tummy can affect how well you see what's on your plate. Vitamins and antioxidants are found in carrots, bell peppers, green leafy vegetables, and blueberries., and Rodriguez says these are the best food to eat for your eye health. Foods rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, lutein, and beta carotene help repair the eyes. Nutrient-rich foods also aid in other health diagnoses that can affect your vision, such as diabetes and high cholesterol.
Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez, Optometrist at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic suggests when working at a computer or staring at any digital screen for a long period of time, to remember what's know as the 20/20/20 rule which means every 20 minutes, look at something at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds.