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See How Healthy Eyes Benefit You

Having healthy eyes is an important part of overall good health. Eyesight is a very valuable sense that allows us to live our lives and explore the world. Imagine having to walk around with impaired eyesight, probably not so fun. There are ways to maintain healthy vision like making sure you have enough vitamin A in your diet, wearing protective eyewear during dangerous hobbies/activities, and avoiding smoking. Negligent behavior regarding your eye health could lead to disorders such as cataracts, the clouding of the lens, or blepharitis, the inflammation of the eyelid. Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is the inflammation or infection of the eyeball’s outer membrane and inner eyelid. Glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure in the eyeball, and macular degeneration is an age-related disease caused by deterioration of part of the retina. People with impaired vision or eye problems can consult a doctor for treatment.

“Optometry is a health care profession which involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease” (Wikipedia). To check up on your eye health, you would make an appointment with either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. “Regular eye exams can reveal vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism” (WebMD). Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is when only close objects can be seen clearly. Farsightedness, also called hyperopia, is when close objects can only be seen while squinting. Presbyopia is age-related farsightedness. An astigmatism causes image distortion by light rays not being able to meet at a common focus. A doctor may prescribe contacts lenses or glasses for these conditions.

Johnathan Coon, Brigham Young University student, started 1-800 LENS NOW in 1993. He personally delivered to his clients within 48 hours, which was way faster than the normal week people were expected to wait. He teamed up with John Nichols of Discount Lens Club, and together they formed the company that delivers more than 200,000 contacts every day. The company even worked with congress to form the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act which set the federal standards for contact prescription verification.

1800Contacts.com has made having 20/20 vision widely attainable. They offer major brands such as Acuvue, PureVision, and Biofinity. Their inventory consists of more than 15 million contacts, bifocal lenses and toric lenses. All that is needed is a doctor’s prescription and deliveries ship directly out of their Utah headquarters.

Good vision is an asset that serves us greatly. Having your eyes checked by an eye doctor can help determine if you are seeing at your best potential. A verified prescription from a doctor can be the golden ticket to having a quality change in vision. Companies like 1800Contacts offer a variety of brands with direct shipping in a timely manner. Other ways to maintain good eye health are go get regular exercise, stay a healthy weight, wear sunglasses, practice good hygiene, and to give your eyes a rest from bright lights, TVs, and computer screens.