Join Our Vision This Holiday 'See-son'!
The physicians and staff of Eye Care Specialists have adopted the SEMO Food Bank as our Christmas project. We encourage our patients to join us in donating items this holiday 'see-son'. You give the Gift of Love by bringing a bag of items from the SEMO Food Bank Wish List to our office. Eye Care Specialists will give you the Gift of Sight through a $100 discount on your iLASIK procedure during November and December. You get the gift that keeps on giving when you share in our vision this holiday “see-son.” Call today to come in for a free iLASIK consultation with Dr. Parker and help our food pile grow! Click here for more info!
Taking care of your eyes now, will pay off later!
Most everyone knows that diet plays a large part in our heart health. But...did you know, a similar diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, makes for healthy eyes too!
A Heart AND Eye Healthy Diet!
Studies have shown a direct relation between diet and eye health. There are lots of great food choices to keep your eyes healthy and to help prevent eye disease as you get older.
A diet rich in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, often found in dark leafy vegetables such as spinich and kale, have had positive effects toward the prevention of cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Vitamin C is an antioxidant found in fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and lemons. Scientists have found your eyes need relatively high levels of vitamin C to function properly.
Many cold-water fish like salmon, tuna, halibut, and sardines contain omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce the risk of AMD later in life.
Other foods found to enhance your eye health include foods containing zinc such as oysters, lean red meat, beans, and black-eyed peas. Zinc may help protect your eyes from the damaging effects of light.
Regular Comprehensive Eye Exams
Eye Care Specialists would like to remind you to make your eye health a priority! Regular, comprehensive, dilated eye exams are necessary for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of eye disease. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, do not show symptoms until the disease has already progressed. Visit the links provided below to for a recommended schedule of eye exams and for tips on living an eye-healthy life!