Summary for nutrients for your eyes (that a 7-year-old will eat):
Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which is contained in kale, spinach, green pea, broccoli, green beans, and eggs.
Vitamin C, oranges.
Vitamin E, nuts and fortified cereals.
Zinc is found in red meats, fortified cereals, and milk.
Computer usage for adolescence:
Blue Light Protection: Provencia coating to block blue light emitting from computer and phone screens
EyeZen lenses: Recommended to lessen eyestrain with near work
20/20/20 rule: Every 20 min, look at an object 20 ft away for 20 sec to lessen eyestrain. You can make this a game.... at Dr. Schottman's house, we say "stretch eyeballs!" and then play a quick game of 20 questions for something 20 feet away :)
Glaucoma is an eye disease that destroys the nerve fibers that make up the
optic nerve. The destruction of the nerve fiber layer causes loss of
peripheral vision. The loss of peripheral vision occurs at such a slow rate
that patients are not aware they are losing vision until the end stages of
the disease. For this reason, everyone should have an annual eye health
exam to screen for eye diseases such as glaucoma, whether or not they need
vision correction. If you need a great eye doctor, reach out to us today,
www.starsinyoureyes.com. Dr. Richards and Dr. Colorado want to help you
save your vision.
Glaucoma is treatable, but must be caught early in order to prevent
devastating vision loss. There is no way to prevent glaucoma. Genetics can
play a part, but even if you do not have a family history, you can still
develop glaucoma. Below are some other risk factors that can increase your
chance of developing glaucoma.
- Having high internal eye pressure (intraocular pressure)
- Being over age 60
- Being black or Hispanic
- Having a family history of the condition
- Having certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease,
high blood pressure and sickle cell anemia, sleep apnea
- Having certain eye conditions, such as nearsightedness
- Having had an eye injury or certain types of eye surgery
- Early estrogen deficiency, such as can occur after removal of both
ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy) before age 43
- Taking corticosteroid medications, especially eyedrops, for a long time
- This is from Mayo website.