Caring for your vision

Caring for your vision doesn’t begin and end with eyeglasses, contact lenses, and corneal modification surgeries like Lasik. There are many things you can do to maximize and protect the visual tools you currently have.

Several studies have shown that a diet high in the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin can help prevent sight-robbing diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts.

In addition to eye diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, visual trauma, like bruises and cuts to the eye, often result in permanent vision loss.

Fortunately, many of these injuries are preventable. Regular use of eye protection on the job, working around the house, and playing sports can prevent up to 90% of ocular injuries.

There are other preventable dangers that can build over time. Patients can struggle with Computer Vision Syndrome and over-exposure to ultra-violet rays. Over 10 million U.S. children suffer from undetected vision problems, even when they pass a school vision screening, adversely affect their school performance.

As important as these tips are, an essential component of healthy vision is a regularly-scheduled comprehensive eye examination. At Kaster Eye Clinic, our optometrists are specially trained to detect and treat problems and conditions of the eye, and can help you get the most from your vision.

Human Eye Anatomy

Vision begins when light rays are reflected off an object and enter the eyes through the cornea
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Children’s Vision

High-quality eye care can help enable your children to reach their highest potential
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Nutrition for Eye Health

Getting good nutrition from fruits and vegetables can have a positive impact on your eyesight
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Contact Lenses

Whether you already wear contact lenses or are considering them, this section serves as a primer
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Protecting Your Eyes at Work

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment each day
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Sports & Vision

Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important component in how well you play your sport
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Corneal Modifications

Those interested in any of the corneal modifications should first have a comprehensive eye examination
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Vision Therapy

An individualized program of eye training procedures used to improve or correct certain vision problems
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Vision & Aging

The susceptibility to vision problems increases with age
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Night Vision

Approximately one out of ten drivers actually needs special night driving glasses
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Low Vision

Most individuals today classified as “blind” actually have remaining sight and, thanks to developments in the field of low vision rehabilitation
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UV Protection

Exposure to UV radiation can harm the eyes and other components of solar radiation can also affect vision
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Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examination

Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health.
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