Park Ophthalmology in the Triangle Offers Five Tips for Healthy Eyes

imagery majesticIt’s back-to-school time in the Triangle for everyone from day care to college! Although it’s the beginning of the school year, there is only a third of a year left in 2014! Now is the perfect time to remember back to those New Year’s resolutions. Yes, there is still time to complete them!

Here at Park Opthalmology, Dr. Beth R. Friedland encourages everyone to get healthy and be healthy. There are many benefits of eating healthy, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight. Because there are so many great ways to get healthy, eyesight often gets overlooked. There is a lot to see in the Triangle: a Durham Bulls game, nature along the greenways, and somuch more! Don’t miss a single moment as we head to the fall season.

Park Ophthalmology offers five important tips for healthy eyes. One tip to work on for each month the rest of the year:

  • Prevent Sun Damage – Sunshine and warm weather were great incentives for many who relocated to the Triangle. While getting a healthy dose of Vitamin D has its benefits, it’s important to protect your eyes, too. Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and clothing that blocks or screens the sun’s rays.
  • Eat Healthy – What goes into the body can help prevent many eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eyes. Nourish your body with nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein and zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E.
  • Get Eye Exams Regularly – Preventative care is crucial to eye health. Adults over 40 should visit the eye doctor yearly. Children should visit the eye doctor for the first time between 6 and 12 months. While visiting an ophthalmologist, don’t underestimate the importance of accurate health history in order for your doctor to best assess risks and conditions and provide instruction for proper preventative care.
  • Avoid Digital Eye Strain – Too much time texting, sending emails, and sitting in front of a screen can damage eyes. Try these tips for eye health in the digital age!
  • Quit Smoking (or Don’t Start!) – Smoking can take its toll on much of the body, even the eyes. Research shows an increased risk of developing eye diseases that may lead to blindness.

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 eye wear 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 every patient and with offices in Durham and Raleigh, we are convenient to everyone here in Central Carolina. Give us a call today!


This article about eye exams 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.


Park Ophthalmology

5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)

Durham, NC 27713

Office: 919 544 5375

Fax: 919 544 5829

Park Ophthalmology North

6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105

Raleigh, NC 27615

Office: 919 846 6915

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