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Primary Health Solutions Eyeing 20/20 Vision

Posted on: February 13, 2018

Contributor(s): Cullen Quigley

 

In the United States, more than 75,000 people will become blind or visually impaired due to health negligence or complications. Visual impairments are very prevalent across the country ranging from poor vision due to overuse of old prescriptions to the inability to differentiate light from dark.

 

According to the National Federation of the Blind, it is estimated that approximately 10 million Americans are blind or visually impaired. In the state of Ohio alone, over 250,000 people reported visual disability in 2015. At Primary Health Solutions, we take these statistics into high evaluation as we care for our patients.

 

Vision care services are available at our Fairfield and Hamilton School-Based Health Centers. From routine eye exams to fittings for prescription glasses, we’re eager to bring the members of the communities we serve into full focus. Patients can schedule exams during the same time that they are scheduling regular medical examinations by calling 513-454-1111.

 

Until your next appointment, Primary Health Solutions promotes the following tips to save your vision set forth by the American Academy of Ophthalmology:

 

  1. Wear Sunglasses – Not only do sunglasses prevent your retinal vision, but they’re also wonderful at combatting wrinkles and the formation of skin cancer. Make sure your glasses are 100% UV protected (blocks UV-A & UV-B)
  2. Eat Nutritious Foods – Eating carrots to improve eye health is not a myth. Actually, eating any vegetables or leafy greens is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s.
  3. Stepping Away From The Screen – One common occurrence from staring at your computer or cell phone screen for too long is having eye fatigue. One quick solution is to perform the 20-20 rule: 20 minutes working and 20 minutes away from the screen.
  4. Contact Cleanliness – Sleeping in contact lenses overnight, not changing contact solution, using saliva or water as replacement solution, or using disposable contacts past their expiration date can all result in eye damage.
  5. Stop Smoking – Smoking can lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that creates problems with the retina by causing loss of central vision.

 

We believe that all of our patients should see the world in full clarity, a motivation we’re eager to provide through our vision care services.

 

For more tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, click here: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/top-10-tips-to-save-your-vision-2