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Four Steps to Eye Health
April is Women’s Eye Health month and the Optical Shop is offering 50% off all sunglasses—prescription and non-prescription—through May 19
. Sunglasses aren’t just a great summer accessory though; wearing them is one of a few simple ways you can keep your eyes healthy as you age.
And that’s important, says Dr. Thuy Dao-Priest, optometrist in Lifetime Heath’s Eye Services practice, since two-thirds of the world’s population of blind and visually impaired persons are women, and up to 80 percent of blindness and visual impairments are preventable or treatable, according to the National Eye Institute.
“Among two of the most prevalent age-related eye issues are macular degeneration and cataracts,” explains Dr. Dao-Priest. “Fortunately, four simple lifestyle habits can help delay or reduce your risk of developing these conditions.”
- Don’t smoke. Smoking is a leading cause of both macular degeneration and cataracts.
- Eat healthy. Incorporate green, leafy vegetables into your diet to get enough of the vitamins your eyes need.
- Reduce exposure to blue light. Limit time on the computer or electronic devices, which emit blue light that can increase your chances of macular degeneration and cataracts. If you do spend a lot of time looking at screens, wear glasses with protective BluTech lenses.
- Wear sunglasses. Like blue light, the sun’s UV rays speed up macular degeneration and cataracts. Choose sunglass lenses with a UV coating to effectively protect your eyes from harmful rays and wear them every time you’re outside – year-round. Do not wear inexpensive lenses that are simply dark as these expose your eyes to more UV rays.
“To protect your eyes from accidents, it’s also critical to wear protective eyewear as recommended for particular jobs or during sports,” adds Dr. Dao-Priest. “Your eyes are more exposed to the elements than most of your body’s organs, so they need just a little more care to keep them healthy for a lifetime.”
One-stop for Appointments, Prescriptions
Not feeling well and want to start the medication you’ve been prescribed right away? Don’t want to inconvenience your ride – or to make a side trip to the pharmacy? Lifetime Health’s Pharmacies make it easy for you! With locations inside our Joseph C. Wilson and Perinton Health Centers
, we can fill your prescriptions before you leave the building. If you’re doctor’s practice is in one of our other locations, our pharmacies offer convenient mail delivery at no cost. Either way, you don’t have to run all over town and can start feeling better, sooner.
Welcoming Charlotte Clark, M.D. to Greece
Dr. Charlotte Clark is joining Dr. Genevieve Stuber and Lou Cerami, PA, in caring for patients at the Greece Health Center this month. Dr. Clark completed her internal medicine residency at The University Hospital for Albert-Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Clark to the Greece practice!
Best Ways to Reach your Provider
Wondering about the best way to contact your Lifetime Health provider or office? Check out the chart below. If you have an urgent medical question, it’s always best to call your practice, and in the event of a medical emergency, please dial 911.
*In order to protect your privacy and keep your information secure, please do not include any personal health or confidential information anywhere online, except for the MyLifetimeHealth patient portal.