Everyone should have a comprehensive eye exam at least every other year. People with certain conditions, like diabetes or glaucoma, should have an exam every year.
Diseases and Conditions
Eye injuries can be minor, or they can be severe. Protect your eyes when you are around chemicals or doing anything that creates flying debris.
- See your eye doctor regularly.
- Avoid using electronic devices excessively.
- Always wear protective eyewear when playing sports or when doing things that involve hazardous chemicals, flying debris, or objects that could become projectiles.
- Eat foods rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamins B6, B9, and B12, Riboflavin, Niacin, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Thiamine.
- Drink plenty of water.
Treatment depends on the cause of your eye condition. Your optometrist or ophthalmologist will explain what your options are.
Most plans have vision benefits to help you with exams and vision correction. No referrals required. See your materials for what vision benefits your plan covers.
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