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Mind Eye Connection the
244 Lagoon Dr
Northfield, IL   60093-3511

Tips For taking Care of Your Eyes

Vision is one of our five senses and it is one that we use most often.  Vision is very important as it is easy to think about how difficult things would be without it.  Taking care of your eyes is very important and something everyone in Northfield, Illinois needs to do.

Taking care of your eyes is more than simply visiting the eye doctor's office in Northfield, Illinois once every couple of years.  Eye care requires you to think about your eye health and become active in ensuring your eyes stay healthy.

People living in Northfield, Illinois who require corrective lenses so they can see clearly are more likely than those with perfect vision to consider their eye health.  A visit to the eye doctor is routine because they need to get their prescription updated, get new eye glasses or get a new prescription for contact lenses.  

People with perfect vision usually do not give the eye doctor a second thought, until it is too late and they begin having vision problems.  That is too bad, too, since a lot of times vision problems or eye conditions can be better handled if discovered early.

Some people in Northfield, Illinois and other places do not realize that some health issues can greatly affect their eyes.  Women who have a baby will often have changes in their vision since hormones during pregnancy can greatly affect the eyes.  People with diabetes may also experience vision problems due to their condition.

Headaches can often be related to vision problems.  Some people may be unaware their headaches are caused by vision problems, especially if their vision seems to otherwise be fine.

In general a person from Northfield, Illinois or any town should visit the eye doctor every two years.  However, for people with a family history of eye health issues a check every year is better.

If a person is experiencing headaches, red or itchy eyes, blood in the eye or any other pain or problem with their eyes they should see the eye doctor immediately.  The same goes for anyone who is having problems seeing clearly.

Part of taking care of your eyes also involves prevention.  Your eyes need protection against the harmful rays of the sun just like your skin.  Residents of Northfield, Illinois should wear ultraviolet protection sunglasses.  Also wear eye protection when playing sports or working in dusty conditions or in conditions with flying debris.

Lastly, everyone living in Northfield, Illinois should remember to avoid eye strain.  This means taking a break every so often from staring at the computer screen and using adequate lighting.