For healthy eyes, take the long view

POSTED: 03:05 PM CDT May 07, 2013    UPDATED: 02:45 PM CDT Aug 22, 2013 
Senior's eye

By Claude Lewis, Pure Matters

Renowned retina specialist Stephen H. Sinclair, M.D., has taught eye surgery to ophthalmologists around the globe. But when it comes to keeping eyes healthy, he says, much of the focus is on you.

"It would be difficult to overstate how important it is that patients respect their eyes," says Dr. Sinclair, who practices in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Luckily, there's a lot you can do to head off eye problems. "If we follow basic rules of health, we can usually avoid long-term disabilities," Dr. Sinclair says. Here are some tips:

See the eye doctor if you have:

Source: Pure Matters