Guilford Eye Center: Family Eye Care is in the Center of Our Mission
We use our eyes in almost everything that we do. It is no surprise then that among the five senses, sight is what we generally fear losing the most. Protecting the eyesight of our family members is one very important thing we can do to maintain our quality of life. We at Guilford Eye Center can help you and your family do just that.
Here are some things you can do to keep every family member’s eyes healthy.
Know your family’s vision history. Some vision problems run in families, like nearsightedness and farsightedness. A routine eye exam at six months could prevent many of the serious vision problems that children develop at a young age.
Find out if you are at a higher risk for eye disease. Do you or does anyone in the family suffer from diabetes or have a history of hypertension? These conditions can increase your risk for sight-threatening eye-diseases, even vision loss from diabetic retinopathy, if left untreated. Regular eye exams are important as they help limit vision loss.
Look for signs of changes in your vision. See your doctor immediately if you experience double vision, hazy vision or if you find it difficult to see in low light. Also if you experience eye pain, swelling, frequent flashes of light and floaters.
Live a healthy lifestyle. Not all eye diseases are genetic. Some can be prevented simply be adopting a healthy way of living. Exercise regularly, eat a healthy and balanced diet, protect your eyes from UV rays, and avoid smoking.
Get your eyes checked annually. A comprehensive eye exam will let you know if you are at risk for major eye disease. It also ensures that your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses are up to date.
We Care For Your Family’s Eye Health. Call Guilford Eye Center today!
Our doctors and staff perform comprehensive ophthalmologic evaluation to assess eye health and vision status. Our exams are designed to diagnose eye problems and systemic diseases including diabetes and hypertension.
Here at Guilford Eye Center, we give everyone in the family the best eye care possible. Call us for better family eye care at (336) 387-6777 today!