The days are growing shorter as we all head to Thanksgiving Day and the Holiday Season this year. The cooler weather means Triangle residents are spending more and more time indoors. We are watching fall sports on television, decorating for the holidays, and shopping for that perfect gift on the online sites. If the computer screen or television images are looking a little fuzzy, please call for a visit with the Triangle Eye Specialist, Beth R. Friedland M.D. Raleigh-Durham-based Park Ophthalmology has put together a list of three key decisions that help patients stay on track to keep their best vision as long as possible.
Patients who follow these three important suggestions are doing all they can to maintain lifelong eye health:
- Choose wisely: Maintaining the proper eye health means selecting the best local professional. There are substantial differences between ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians. Only ophthalmologists, such as Beth R. Friedland of Park Ophthalmology, have the training and experience to perform eye surgery and other medical procedures. Ophthalmologists are licensed medical doctors.
- Know when to call: Some circumstances demand a visit to the ophthalmologist. Any injury or pain in and around the eye should be checked by the doctor. Also, sudden changes in vision, such as blurriness or loss of vision in one or both eyes, flashing lights, a halo affect around lights, sudden spots and double vision can be signs of something more serious and need to be evaluated. Signs of infection, such as red, irritated eyes with swelling or discharge also need prompt treatment.
- Practice good habits: Good eye health habits include avoiding eye strain by taking frequent breaks while using the computer, having proper task lighting, getting enough sleep and eating foods that are good for the eyes. Sunglasses prevent damage to the eyes and sports goggles help prevent injuries. Woodworkers and other crafters also should use proper eye protection. Four power foods for eye health suggested by the American Academy of Ophthalmology are kale, salmon, oranges and black-eyed peas.
Do eyes a favor and make a decision to call Park Ophthalmology for your next vision exam. Dr. Friedland is accepting new patients. The breadth of experience and training make Beth R. Friedland M.D. one of the Triangle’s best choices for eye care.
Park Ophthalmology welcomes patients from all areas of the Triangle and offers a wide variety of specialized services including surgery for diseases of the eye, vision examinations, eye safety information, sports medicine protective eyewear and counseling, contact lenses and evaluation, and all types of ocular diagnosis and treatment. Many types of surgery are available, including cataract and laser surgery. We are here for you and your eye and overall health. Give us a call today!
This article about the vision care is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.
The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.
5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)
Durham, NC 27713
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Raleigh, NC 27615
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