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NORCROSS, GA, August 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Caring for your eyes means more than getting the right prescription eyeglasses to address your vision issues. It also involves ensuring that you do not develop one of the many diseases that can affect your eyes, and minimizing the damage if you do. Some conditions are merely annoying, while others can truly jeopardize your sight. Either way, if you notice anything unusual with your eyes and/or vision, contact an optometrist immediately.
America's Best has a patient education page on their website entitled "Vision and Eye Health Education" (http://www.twopair.com/patient-education). It includes articles on eye health and conditions that can affect vision. The page provides information on the various types of lenses and eyeglass frames available. It also provides helpful advice for people who wear, or are considering, contact lenses.
Common Eye Conditions and Diseases
As we age, our eyes are subject to a lot more problems than when we were younger. Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are common conditions associated with aging, as are problems like eye floaters. Many people experience farsightedness and the need for prescription glasses for the first time after the age of 40. Some of these conditions are merely annoying, while others can endanger your sight. That is why it is important to see an eye doctor if you notice any changes or problems with your eyes.
Computer Eye Strain
Even if you have perfect vision and healthy eyes, work and lifestyle can impact your eye health. As we spend increasingly more hours each day with our eyes glued to a computer screen (not to mention iPads, smartphones, and the television), eye strain and fatigue are becoming more common complaints. If you use a computer regularly, it is a good idea to have an annual eye exam, even if you are not experiencing vision problems. You may be able to improve your vision and reduce strain on your eyes, even if you do not realize it.
Often we are not even aware of how long and hard we are focusing on that screen. Frequent breaks are important, even if it means setting a timer on your computer, phone, or watch, according to Dr. Grace Kim, Chairperson for the Clinical Advisory Panel of America's Best. She says, "It's good for your whole body if you get up from the computer on a regular basis, rest your eyes, stretch, and preferably take a walk. This will also help you come back to your work refreshed and more alert." If you absolutely cannot get up and leave for a bit, at least take your eyes off the screen and look at something else in the room (that does not involve reading) for a few minutes.
America's Best can handle eyecare needs from the eye exam to eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses fitting. Eye exams can even be scheduled online. To learn more America's Best products and services, and to find the nearest location, please visit http://www.twopair.com.
About America's Best:
With more than 300 locations nationwide, America's Best carries a wide selection of designer eyeglasses and contact lenses in their stores and offers eye exams. With the volume of eyeglasses they produce, America's Best is able to provide their customers with some of the most popular brand-named designer frames for among the lowest prices in the country.
To learn more, please visit http://www.twopair.com.
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