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Aug 2

7 Eye Health Tips You Don’t Want to Overlook

The eyes are often the last part of the body considered when a person takes stock of their physical health. It is easy to take the gift of healthy eyes for granted when sight and clear vision just seems to be a part of everyday life. However, what happens when clear sight suddenly isn’t so clear? For many millions of people, clear vision comes with a high price and anyone who has suffered with poor vision or eye disease will be the first to strongly encourage all people do the following to protect their current good eye health:

1. Annual Eye Exams for Everyone

An optometrist should not only be sought after sight is impaired. This doctor visit is just as important as a yearly dental exam or a yearly physical. During the eye exam, an eye health professional will dilate the patient’s pupil which will allow the health professional to see deeply into the pupil and determine the presence or lack of early stages of glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts and other eye diseases.

2. Regard Your Family Eye Health History

The majority of vision problems and eye diseases are hereditary. Brushing up on your family’s history of eye health can go a long way to ensuring you take every step necessary to protect your vision and overall eye health.

3. Cleanliness is Next to Godliness for your Eyes

Wash your hands before handling your contacts. In addition, instead of rubbing itchy or tired eyes, get a clean washcloth and put a cool compress on your eyes

4. Don’t Smoke

If you are a smoker, consider this yet another reason to quit smoking: smoking has been linked to vision loss by leading studies.

5. Your Diet Affects Your Eyes

What you put into your body affects every single part of your body including, of course, your eyes. Eating lots of vitamin A, which is found in carrots, dark leafy greens and some fruits, is particularly important for maintaining eye health. If you do not eat a diet rich in fish, greens, vegetables and fruits, it is best to take a daily supplement of vitamin A and especially Omega-3 fish oil.

6. Avoid Squinting

Squinting doesn’t only cause wrinkles but it is a sign to your body that the sun is too bright for your eyes to safely function. Wear UV protected sunglasses anytime you are outside. Even overcast weather causes eyes to strain so don’t leave the house without your shades.

7. Watch Your Weight

Yes, being overweight even affects your vision. Obesity or extreme and sudden weight gain increases the likelihood of developing diabetes which leads to impaired vision.

Jul 16

Boca Family Eye Care Gives Costco a Run for its Patients

Nowadays it seems like the stores get bigger, the service gets poorer and the world gets more and more impersonal all around. Few people can remember a time when the same doctor treated multiple generations of a family and the staff knew you by name. These days a person can buy their groceries, shop for car tires and visit an optometrist all at the same store.

At Boca Family Eye Care we believe you deserve more specialized attention. Our only concern is the patient. We take your vision and eye care as our sole priority.

Here are a few of the wonderful innovations in eye care we have to offer our patients:

  • New digital retinal cameras which can take detect diabetic retinopathy
  • State of the art equipment to detect high blood pressure changes, glaucoma, retinal detachments, macular degeneration, and many other micro-vascular abnormalities
  • FDT Visual Fields Test which can detect:
  1. Ocular brain disorders
  2. Tumors
  3. Aneurysms
  4. Glaucoma and many other problems in the eye to brain pathway
  • Almost all frames and lenses come with a 1 year warranty
  • We are contact lens, dry eye and ocular allergy specialists
  • We have our own optical lab in our practice where we customize every prescription for all our glasses

At Boca Family Eye Care, we treat our patients with the same attention, care and expertise that we would give our own loved ones. We strive to give our absolute best care to every member of your family. That is why we offer full eye care from pediatrics to geriatrics. Let us be your family doctor and trust that you are in good hands at Boca Family Eye Care.

Jul 16

Why Seek an Optometrist?

Overview of an Optometrist

An optometrist is technically a licensed health care O.D., which means Doctor of Optometry, and is a professional whom is trained to provide the following eye care services:

  • Perform vision tests
  • Prescribe contact lenses and eyeglasses
  • Perform routine eye exams
  • Diagnose and treat glaucoma, eye infections, dry eyes among a vast array of other ocular conditions. We also co-manage cataracts, LASIK (laser vision correction) and many ocular diseases.
  • Diagnose other physical ailments and diseases that may be contributing to eye problems such as high blood sugar, anxiety issues and hypertension
  • Examine and diagnose nearsightedness, farsightedness and other common vision disorders
  • Perform minor surgical procedures such as removing foreign objects from eyes and instilling punctal plugs to help patients with dry eyes

Our Co-management with Ophthalmologists

  • Ophthalmic plastic surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • To perform reconstructive plastic surgery in the case of severe head trauma

Boca Family Eye Care co-manages cataract surgery, Lasik as well as other refractive procedures with our local ophthalmologist colleagues. We are happy to offer you Lasik or cataract surgery consultation services. Please contact us for details.

Jul 16

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages capillaries within your retina. This event may initially pass unnoticed. Symptoms include

  • Double or blurry or vision
  • Rings, flashing lights or blank spots
  • Floating or dark spots
  • Eye pain or pressure
  • Reduced peripheral vision

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes it is imperative that you have a comprehensive eye exam annually by a licensed optometrist. Early identification and treatment of diabetic retinopathy may save your vision.