Family Eye Care
Eye health is very important in day-to-day life. At ABC Vision Source, we are proud to serve Portland, Sherwood, and Hillsboro, OR, with quality family eye care. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can ensure good eye health for your family.
Eye Exam Tips
Write Down Your Symptoms
We advise you to write down all symptoms. Possible symptoms of eye problems include blurred vision, eye headaches, distorted vision, and light flashes.
Bring Your Current Eyeglasses
During eye appointment, your eye doctor will be able to learn more about your prescription. Some of the questions we can ask you are:
- Do you notice any changes in your vision?
- Do you prefer to contact lenses or glasses?
Find Out Your Family History of Eye Diseases
If your family has a history of eye problems or diseases it is necessary to make your optometrist aware. Research shows that a family history of glaucoma can make your family nine times more likely to develop the condition themselves. The optometrist in Sherwood can offer primary vision eye care services including sight testing, treatment, and management of vision changes. Other eye issues that can be passed down include cataracts, amblyopia, glaucoma, and color blindness.
Provide Exact Answers to Your Doctor
Doctors can most easily diagnose you when you provide as much information to them as you can.
Healthy Habits To Practice
Eat a Balanced Diet
We recommend you eat foods rich in vitamins A and C such as fish and leafy vegetables. Salmon has omega-3 fatty acids that are vital to the health of macula that is responsible for central eye vision.
Regular exercise improves blood circulation, which raises oxygen levels and removes toxins.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Make sure your family gets good sleep to support the health of their eyes. While sleeping, your eyes get a break from focusing. During sleep, your body replenishes its supply of natural tears that keep your eyes lubricated. This is important if you suffer from dry eye.
When you take your family on summer vacation we encourage you to wear sunglasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet light. Our recommended sunglasses are ones that have both UVCA and UVB protection.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Knowing your family's eye history and coming in for regular eye exams is the best practice to ensure your family’s vision is clear and their eyes are healthy. At ABC Vision Source, we provide top-notch eye care to families in the Sherwood area. Give us a call or book an appointment online today.