- Could you imagine not being able to take a walk and see the beauty that nature has to offer?
- Could you image not being able to toss the ball with your child in your backyard?
- How about not being able to sit down and watch TV or watch a movie ever again?
These are realities that we need to think about when it comes to eye care. We have all had that uncomfortable and sometimes frightening moment where we feel like something is either in our eyes or there may be something wrong with our eyes. But have you ever thought of the consequences some of these small hiccups may present in our lives. Your quality of living is dependent on your eyes and the ability to see the sights around you. This fact alone makes eye care an extremely important factor in your life. So, what does eye care involve?
Eye care is comprised of a variety of different measures that are taken to ensure one maintains good vision and continues to enjoy the same quality of life they have grown accustom to.
Eye care begins with oneself. This step in the eye care process involves ensuring one keeps their eyes safe in all situations by protecting them from environmental factors. This can include a work environment, playing sports or other physical activities, or exposing one’s eyes to various indoor or outdoor environmental factors.
Secondly, eye care involves visiting one’s eye doctor on a regular basis for a regular eye exam. This is to ensure one’s sight has not changed, as well as determining if there is any further health conditions that have occurred.
Thirdly, eye care involves diagnosing and treating any eye disorders one has developed. An eye doctor can assist with both the diagnosis and the eye treatment.
Fourthly, eye care involves ensuring your eye doctor is using up-do-date surgical techniques if required for any reason. One will want to ensure your eye doctor is continually being educated and trained on the latest advancement in technology, treatments and equipment. This will help assure one that they are receiving the most up-to-date practices and techniques available for their eye care.
Sometimes we take our eyes and our eyesight for granted but eye care is an important factor in all of our lives. Ensure you take the eye care steps necessary to protect your eyes and maintain good eye health for your future.
If your vision has been affected or if you require eye care visit Dr. Charles Breen, ophthalmologist, at 7370 Turfway Rd. 3rd Floor, St. Elizabeth Medical Office Building, Florence, KY 41042.