Keeping Your Eyes Healthy in the New Year With Help From Your Shreveport Eye Doctor

Having healthy eyes and clear vision is important for functioning in the modern world, so taking good care of your eyes is important. As your Shreveport eye doctor, we can help you care for your eyes in 2017.

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Below are some of our best tips for eye care in the New Year.

  • Wear sunglasses that offer UVA and UVB protection. UV rays can damage eyes causing problems like cataracts and blindness. Fortunately, many sunglasses now offer UVA and UVB protection. Wearing sunglasses for outdoor activities, even during the spring, winter and fall when the sun is less intense, can protect your eyes and prevent damage from exposure to the sun. If you require corrective lenses, make an appointment to see your Shreveport eye doctor for prescription sunglasses in 2017.
  • Update your prescription. Keeping your prescriptions up to date can help ensure visual clarity. If you need glasses or contact lenses, make an appointment to see your eye doctor at least once per year.
  • Take out your contacts at night. Unless you have special contacts, it’s important to take out your corrective lenses at night. Removing your contacts will help your eyes get the oxygen they need while giving you a chance to clean your lenses and avoid infection.
  • See your optometrist in Shreveport for an annual eye exam. Make an appointment to see your optometrist in Shreveport, even if you have no history of refractive error or eye disease. Seeing your eye doctor will help catch eye problems in their early stages, which can help keep your eyes healthy.

Contact Your Bossier City and Shreveport Eye Doctor

Make a resolution to take good care of your eyes in 2017! Contact Dr. Sam Silverblatt for an eye exam today. We offer comprehensive examinations to help our patients maintain healthy eyes and clear vision.

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