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The Gift of Sight ~ Choosing an Eye Care Professional

Updated on July 30, 2008



There comes a time in almost everyone's life, when the need to wear eye glasses becomes a necessity. "Eyes are the windows to our soul", and proper care will give you the wisdom to insure your gift of sight.

There are two distinct categories that generally affect the optimum health of your eyes. Nearsightedness, (vision is clear when things are close up or nearby) and Farsightedness (vision is clearer when objects are faraway, yet the printed word is blurry and hard to read).

If you feel that you are suffering from nearsightedness, you would generally need eyeglasses throughout your life. At the age of 40 and beyond, eye sight will gradually become increasingly farsighted. Presbyopia is a term coined to describe this condition. Corrective glasses will be needed in order to read or do any sort of detailed work. This will normally occur during our natural aging process and must be monitored closely. Statistics show that over 75% of adults will need prescription eye wear and with the advent of computers, those numbers will likely only rise.

Other eye diseases that will require the attention of a good eye doctor are cataracts, glaucoma, astigmatism, lazy eye (amblyopia), and retinal disorders. The side effects during the onset of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure are also common . The earlier these conditions are dealt with with proper monitoring and treatment, the less likely diseases will worsen. Which may ultimately reduce permanent blindness from occurring.

Playing the waiting game to make an eye appointment will only lead to causing further unnecessary damage. For example, diabetes can lead to severe eye damage and blindness, if not properly diagnosed in time. Regular Eye exams can also detect brain tumors at the earliest onset and treated accordingly can alleviate serious implications.


Dr. Wafa Abdulrazzaq

    Eye Q Optical  8711 Stirling Road   Cooper City, FL 33328    Phone: 954-434-1414  Fax: 954-434-1417
Eye Q Optical 8711 Stirling Road Cooper City, FL 33328 Phone: 954-434-1414 Fax: 954-434-1417


Dr. Wafa Abdulrazzaq is known for her compassion, patience and understanding of concerns faced by patients when their vision is affected. Her areas of expertise encompass dry eye syndrome, cataract evaluations, Lasik evaluations, eye therapy, contact lenses and complete eye examinations for the entire family. Our office has a large selection of fashionable eyewear to include sunglasses and safety goggles from designers such as Gucci and D&G and so many more. We have an on-site lab for quick eyeglass turnaround.

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10 Important Eye-Care Tips

  1. Sit Up Straight ~ Good posture. Sitting up straight allows you to hold your book or magazine at a proper distance. Very important in lessening strain.

  2. Lights Please ~ Proper lighting is an essential when reading or working. Forced squinting because you can't see causes needless strain.

  3. Take Five ~ Making sure to take frequent breaks at regular intervals when working on a computer or studying will help give eyes proper rest and less strain.

  4. Squinting ~ If you notice yourself squinting more often, an eye care doctor is just a phone call away.

  5. Beta-Carotene ~ Foods rich in this important nutrient, such as carrots, spinach, papaya and mangoes can aid in strengthening the eye naturally.

  6. Exercise ~ Blood circulation improves blood flow which then gives adequate oxygen to your eyes.

  7. Water ~ Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water regularly will help flush out toxins from your body and will aid eye function.

  8. Excessive Eye Rubbing ~ Constantly touching your eyes, or rubbing them will aggravate sensitive eyes. Clean your eyes with water or a cotton ball dabbed in milk, which is considered to be a good safe cleanser.

  9. Sunglasses ~ Always protect your eyes in excessive sunlight and limit damaging rays, which can cause extreme damage to eyes.

  10. Anti-Reflective Coatings ~ Applied by your optometrist, anti-reflective coatings can reduce discomfort from bright lights, such as fluorescent lights, which can cause eye-strain. Your doctor can add this special coating right in the office, and is particularly important for people who find themselves in front of the computer for hours at a time.


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    • MrMarmalade profile image


      10 years ago from Sydney

      When I first my 50 Years long bride she wore glasses and as she progressed in age her glasses began to look like Coca cola bottles.

      Some 15 years ago she had laser treatment and now she still wears glasses, but they are like mine.

      100% agreement. Thank you for a great hub.


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