There are varying degrees of vision loss. From small losses such as those which require glasses or contacts only to see in certain circumstances such as when you are reading to legal blindness, low vision and blindness. Millions of Americans require vision correction. What causes impairments and how to treat these impairments varies from person to person. To best protect your vision and ensure that your eyes are taken care of, it is important to visit an ophthalmologist regularly.
Some of the most frequently asked questions include:
Do I need to wear sunglasses?
Like your skin, your eyes can be hurt by the sun. Wearing sunglasses which offer 100% UV protection is beneficial in protecting your eyes from damage by the sun including cataract formation, macular degeneration and even corneal sunburns.
Is poor vision hereditary?
In some cases yes, your vision may be directly related to your family’s history of poor eyesight however, there are other issues which may cause vision impairments as well including medications, injuries or diseases.
Does working at a computer or watching tv make me go blind?
There is no evidence that these activities will cause blindness however they can strain your eyes and make them dry or sore. Giving your eyes a break from whatever you are doing is a good idea to reduce eye strain and promote eye health.
Ophthalmologist Gaylord MI
Alpine Eye Care is an ophthalmologist Gaylord MI. We are located at 350 W. North St in Gaylord, MI and are open from Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. If you are new to the area or looking for a new ophthalmologist in Gaylord, feel free to contact us online here or call us directly at 989.732.6455. You may also call us toll free at 1.877.SEE.2020 for more information as well. Your eyes are a gift, take care of them.