I wanted to start off by saying thanks again to all of our wonderful patients, friends, and family for voting for us as Best of Howard County for 2017. Your trust and support in our office is the best compliment we can receive, and it means so much to all of us.
Recently I've been dealing with a pretty big life change. My mom always talks about how important it is to take care of your vision, and now that topic hits a little closer to home. A couple of months ago I went blind and my life has totally changed. My mom takes great care of me, and I'm getting around pretty well. I just have to be more careful in new places (and I've only run into a few walls).
My eye condition wasn't preventable or treatable, but a lot of the eye issues people get are.Some of the things we do in our everyday life can cause more problems. Studies have shown that doctors are seeing an increase in myopia and dry eye cases in their practices, and that they may be a result of too much screen time. (Think about how much of your day is spent staring at a computer, tablet, or phone.) I used to love watching cartoons, and Mom likes to kick back and read a book on her tablet, but staring at screens all day is having an effect on our eyes.
So what can you do? Give your eyes a break, and try to limit your screen time. And make sure you get your yearly eye exam! When you come in, you can talk to Dr. Denton about more tips to keep your eyes healthy, and discuss any issues you are having.
I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the summer, and hopefully I'll see you soon!