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What is Considered Healthy Eyesight?


Healthy eyesight is something we typically take for granted until it's gone – or at least deteriorating. At SPEX in Seattle, WA, Dr. Scott Campbell ensures his patients understand how to keep their eyes healthy, look out for signs of deteriorating vision, and feel comfortable asking questions about how to take good care of their sight.

Keep reading to find out what signs indicate healthy eyesight.

What is considered healthy eyesight?

Health is difficult to define and tends to mean different things to different people. It can describe a feeling of well-being or simply the absence of disease.

When it comes to vision, normal or average vision is 20/20. That refers to a person's ability to see an object clearly from 20 feet away. Some people have better than average vision, but many people need the assistance of contacts or glasses in order to see 20/20. However, the need for vision correction doesn't necessarily mean a person doesn't have healthy eyesight.

It's never too late to improve your vision, and Dr. Campbell helps patients preserve their eye health with a variety of services, from annual comprehensive eye exams to glaucoma management.

What are some signs that your eye health needs closer management?

Signs of glaucoma, eye infections, cataracts, and macular degeneration can all be addressed and treated by making an appointment at SPEX in Seattle, WA. We also offer exams to determine the onset of ocular diseases, dry eye syndrome, astigmatism, and even ocular allergies.

Other signs that it's time to visit SPEX include:

  • Myopia - Also called near-sightedness. This is a common condition that no one should struggle with when so many remedies are available.
  • Hyperopia - Referred to as farsightedness, meaning it affects your ability to see things up close, including books or your smart device.
  • Presbyopia - This is a weakening of the muscles that support eye tissue and is expected as we age.

All three of these conditions can be treated with contact lenses or glasses so you can return to normal vision.

How do I know if my eyesight is not healthy?

If you feel there's a problem with your eyes or eyesight, it's worthwhile to schedule an appointment with Dr. Campbell.

Eye infections, allergies, and dry eyes can all be treated. And if you're experiencing pain or pressure in your eyes, you shouldn't put off getting a check-up.

As we age, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts can start to rob us of our healthy eyesight, and prevention is crucial. Patients over 60 should share as many details as possible with Dr. Campbell.

How can I keep my eyes healthy?

While some eye conditions may be genetic and difficult to avoid, you can speak to Dr. Campbell about the following:

  • Eye exercises to preserve vision and stave off vision problems
  • A healthy diet that will provide you with the best vitamins for your eyes
  • A plan to quit smoking, which helps avoid some vision conditions
  • Getting glasses, contacts, or prescription sunglasses
  • Protecting your eyes from the sun
  • Avoiding eye strain

Getting the proper nutrients in your body can also assist in healthy eyesight – whether that's defined as keeping your vision as close to normal for as long as possible or simply avoiding eye diseases. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and a variety of B Complex vitamins can all boost eye health, as can supplements or foods containing Omega 3 fatty acids.

Have your eyesight checked in Seattle, WA

Whether you're experiencing eye strain from too many hours spent at the computer or want to know how you can maintain normal vision well into your 40s and 50s, Dr. Scott Campbell at SPEX in Seattle, WA is here to help.

Simply schedule a consultation to get started on the road to better vision and eye health, and preserve one of your most valuable assets.

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