Just like your routine physical and regular dental cleanings, your eyes need regular care, too. With over 20 years of experience, Nicanor Lacsina, O.D., and Yelena Pinkhasova, O.D., know firsthand the importance of wellness eye exams for adults and children.
If you’re due for an exam, why not tie it into your New Year’s resolutions? Here are five reasons to kick off 2024 with a wellness eye exam at Bainbridge Eye Care in the Norwood neighborhood of Bronx, New York City.
1. Gain clarity in the New Year
Many people make New Year’s resolutions to help set their proverbial visions for the upcoming year, but don’t neglect your literal vision! Starting the year with an updated prescription or addressing any emerging vision issues sets the stage for clarity and focus in all your endeavors in 2024.
Regular exams are especially important for children who may not realize or verbalize that their prescriptions have changed throughout the year.
Thanks to our on-site lab 一 featuring the highest quality materials like durable Trivex® lenses or Crizal ® lens coatings 一 and our large selection of contact lenses, you can see clearly in no time.
2. Detect early signs of eye conditions
Early detection is key when it comes to eye conditions. A wellness eye exam at Bainbridge Eye Care can uncover signs of potential issues, such as glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration, before they progress. Timely intervention can be instrumental in preserving your vision.
Your exam can also spot the signs of eye allergies. While eye allergies won’t decrease your vision like other eye conditions can, they are uncomfortable. In conjunction with lifestyle changes like avoiding your triggers, the correct treatment can help reduce bothersome symptoms like itchy, watery eyes.
3. Manage digital eye strain
Screen time is virtually unavoidable in today’s digitally focused world, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with digital eye strain. Whether you work remotely or use a tablet for reading each night, Dr. Lacsina and Dr. Pinkhasova can help you adopt eye-friendly habits to reduce digital eye strain symptoms, such as dry eye and redness. This advice may include prescribing specialized lenses or recommending ergonomic adjustments to your screen.
4. Spot the red flags for health conditions
Your eyes offer valuable insights into your overall health, and surprisingly, a dilated eye exam can spot the red flags for over 20 different health conditions, including:
- Blood and skin cancer
- Lyme disease
- Heart issues, including hypertension
Spotting these issues as soon as possible means you can get started with any potential treatments quickly. In other words, scheduling your eye exam is beneficial for your eyes and good for your entire body.
5. Preserve your vision for the long-term
Your vision is an asset that requires proper care. By starting the year with a wellness eye exam, you're investing in the long-term health of your eyes. Regular check-ups enable your eye care professional at Bainbridge Eye Care to track changes over time and provide personalized recommendations for preserving your vision.
Make eye health a priority in 2024
In addition to scheduling your wellness eye exam, you can also take care of your eyes by:
- Regularly wearing sunglasses
- Eating a nutrient-dense diet filled with lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins C, D, and E
- Exercising regularly
- Managing underlying conditions like diabetes
- Adopt hygienic makeup practices to avoid eye infections
When you’re ready to schedule your wellness eye exam, call us at 718-306-9127. You can also book an appointment online today. Your eyes will thank you!