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How can you prevent further eyesight loss?
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
In brief: Vision loss
To some extent, your final glasses prescription is determined by your parents.
However, other factors such as nutrition and overall health, amount of reading, eye injuries, smoking, medications used, can affect your eyes. Thus, when reading, take a break every 30 minutes, eat a healthy diet with lots of green vegetables and fish, wear eye protection when using power tools or working in the yard.

In brief: Vision loss
To some extent, your final glasses prescription is determined by your parents.
However, other factors such as nutrition and overall health, amount of reading, eye injuries, smoking, medications used, can affect your eyes. Thus, when reading, take a break every 30 minutes, eat a healthy diet with lots of green vegetables and fish, wear eye protection when using power tools or working in the yard.
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Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology
In brief: It depends
If you are over 40, it is best to see and eye doctor annual because many ocular conditions are more frequent with age.
Some of these, such as open angle glaucoma, are painless and you may be unaware of the problem and not be appropriately treated. Chronic conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration, require monitoring and treatments are available to preserve vision.

In brief: It depends
If you are over 40, it is best to see and eye doctor annual because many ocular conditions are more frequent with age.
Some of these, such as open angle glaucoma, are painless and you may be unaware of the problem and not be appropriately treated. Chronic conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration, require monitoring and treatments are available to preserve vision.
Dr. Jay Pepose
Dr. Jay Pepose
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