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Why Is Eye Care Important? | Long Island Eye Doctor

Your eye’s are not only the most important of your 5 senses, but without proper eye care, the health in the other areas of your body will suffer. As you may know it is extremely important to keep your eyes healthy, but do you know specifically the great results of good eye health?

Here at Optix we understand that problem free vision means Holistic, full body health!

The eyes are the human beings main way of perceiving the world and communicating thoughts and feelings. Your beautiful eyes send more unconscious social ques and communicate more about the real “you” than any sentence you can ever string together.

Benefits of Good Eye Care and Vision

  1. Good Looks = Good Health

    Good eye health is good for you external appearance, which causes an improvement in your overall health state. Why? Simply because having the core confidence that you look and feel good promotes the circulation of good hormones and healthy chemicals inside your body. It also makes you respect your body and your ‘self’ so that you stay on top of all areas of your life, creating a healthy balance of well being.

  2. Improve Your Child’s Life

    For young children, a visit to the Optometrist is imperative! Children should have an eye exam by a professional Eye Doctor prior to age 3. Countless amounts of young children
    just starting school are receiving poor grades simply because they cannot see the teacher or the black board! This causes youngsters to get side tracked and lose the desire to learn and socialize while at school all because they cannot see well. Eye exams for young children are a MUST!

  3. Eyes Are The Windows To The Body

    A visit to the Optometrist is “preventative maintainance” for the rest of your body. The eyes are the windows to the body.  They are the only place where the blood vessels can be viewed in their natural state without a surgical procedure.  With this visual inspection of the blood supply, optometrists can spot brain and retinal tumors just by taking a glance into your eyes. In one quick eye exam, Dr. Kestenbaum can spot diseases, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease, brain tumors, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and various blood diseases.

  4. You Only Have 2 Eyes!

    Simply enough, you only have 2 eyes! Once your vision is gone it is gone forever. This is why it is so important to see the Optometrist. Your future can be colorful and full of life just by making sure you see your Optometrist at least 1 time per year.

  5. Good Vision Brings…

    Good vision contributes to improved athletic ability, better driving skills, improved learning and comprehension and better quality of life. Think of all the countless ways you use your eyes! These areas of your life can greatly improve by maintaining healthy vision. One thing we noticed at Optix is that the patients who score excellent on the “depth perception” exam are usually good athletes with superb reflexes. Good vision brings clarity to your life.

  6. 80% Of The Brain Is Associated With Vision In Some Manner

    This means that healthy brain function needs healthy eye sight. The brain is the humans most vital organ allowing us to live such complex lives. Considering that your Optic Nerve connects your eyes & your brain, this means that a healthy co-dependent relationship is necessary. By keeping your eyes healthy you keep your brain healthy hence improving your overall quality of life!


But one of the best reasons to keep your eyes healthy and clean is obvious: because we rely on eyesight to enjoy life and be the best we can be. Good eyesight means having the gift of soaking up all the beauty and color of the earth and bringing that smile to your face. Sight does more then seeing what is in front of you. It allows for insight and foresight, for our existence as healthy, successful human beings.

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