Here are some other interesting tidbits I learned about our eyes and eye care from my doctor visit this week that you might find helpful. I am not an eye doctor so none of this should be taken as a mandate or scientific fact:
is a great new eye drop medication that will help your body make more
natural tears from the inside to add more moisture to you eyes regular
re-wetting drops cannot provide.
2. As we age our eyes get drier. That is a fact. It will not change.
Prepare for it.
3. In six months or so Johnson & Johnson will be improving their
fantastic “1-Day Acuvue” contact lenses with a “dry eye” version that
will let your eyes breathe better and get more moisture. Right now
contacts suck in all the tears from your eyes like sponges. The new
contact lenses will not steal so many tears.
4. If you wear contacts you must use rewetting drops at least three
times a day to help your eyes battle the tears-stealing lenses.
5. Blinking every few seconds is important to eye health. When we
concentrate we don’t blink enough. The worst non-blinkers who usually
only blink two or three times a minute are: Writers and truck drivers.
Writers because we stare at a computer all day thinking and truck
drivers because they are barreling down the road at high speed for
hours at a time and they must always remain alert to avoid accidents.
On a personal note:
I had my eyes “color tested” in high school. I was subjected to various
images and I had to name all the colors in the images. It was more
in-depth than a test for color blindness. Was there green in the image?
How many shades of yellow do you see? Does that red image have orange
or blue in it?
I tested so well I was off the chart. Less than 1% of
others tested had a higher score.
I value my eyes over my hearing and taste and I know I can see things
other don’t and that’s why I have resisted getting laser surgery —
even though I have really thick corneas — because you have no
guarantee your eyesight will improve and there is a risk, however
slight, you may do more damage than good. I’ll keep my contacts and
glasses, thank you!