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Zei Gezunt: Prevention and Wellness
Healthy Eyes

Editor: Yael Rosenberg, RN, B.S.H

    Questions to ask an expert
    General Tips
    Products and Services
    Books and Publications

Healthy vision is attained through healthy eyes. So if an individual would like to maintain good eyesight even as they age it is important to practice both good health habits and preventative measures.

Statistical studies show the following:
17% of Americans ages 45 or older have some type of vision impairment.  The percentage rises as the individual ages.   The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports staggering statistics about loss of vision; every few seconds someone in the world goes blind while every minute a child loses their vision.

Questions to ask the expert
    How many years experience have you had helping individuals maintain good eye sight, prevent disease or injury or treat eye disorders
    What is your success rate
    Certificates and Licenses

General Tips
    Stop smoking (this may reduce the risk of acquiring such eye disorders as Age Related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma
    Maintain good nutrition (add foods rich in omega-3 oils such as fish of flaxseed)
    Exercise regularly (prevents health issues that affect the eyes and vision)
    Keep your blood pressure under control (high blood pressure may be a contributing factor in developing glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy)
    Wear a hat and sunglasses with ultraviolet (UV) protection whenever you are outdoors
    Get regular, comprehensive eye examinations: Current recommendations are:
      8At least once between the ages of 20-29
      8At least twice between the the ages 30-39
      8Every two years ages between the ages of 40-64
      8Every 1 to 2 years ages 65 and over
    Rest your eyes for five minutes every thirty minutes when using a computer, reading or sewing
    To maintain the tear film on the cornea blink on a regular basis
    Change the focus of your eyes when driving for long periods of time
    To avoid injuring your eyes always wear protective eye wear when using electrical tools, you are involved in activity that may cause splashing of caustic material into the eyes or certain sports activities.

List of Products & Services
     Herbal Remedies - Natural Remedies:
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Books and Publications
     How to Have Healthy Eyes for Life! (Paperback) by Paul H. Ernest (Author)
    Fact and Fiction of Healthy Vision: Eye Care for Adults and Children (The Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living) (Hardcover) by Clyde K. Kitchen
    Healthy Eyes DVD

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