3 Reasons to Love Your Vision

Feb 13, 2021

The world around us is a beautiful thing. And having clear vision helps make life even more beautiful! This season of love, we’re breaking down a few surprising reasons why you should love your vision, as well as sharing how you can take good care of your eyes. Read on for more!

  1. Vision is one of the most important senses. About 80% of what we perceive in the world comes from our eyesight. The eyes are our body’s most developed sensory organs. In fact, a much larger part of the brain is dedicated to vision than to the senses of hearing, taste, touch, or smell combined! If you are experiencing issues with your vision, including cataracts or refractive errors, you could be missing out on so much.
  2. Vision helps us do what we love. Having healthy vision not only allows us to see the beauty of the world, but it also allows us to be active participants. Most everyday tasks and hobbies require clear sight. You need good visual acuity, depth perception, and color vision to do everything from driving and knitting to playing golf and enjoying a sunset.
  3. Vision is tied to safety. You may be surprised to hear it, but vision can help people stay protected. For example, cataract treatment can reduce the chances of slipping and falling for the elderly by improving depth perception—a key component of overall vision. Likewise, LASIK can correct or improve issues, like starbursts, for those with astigmatism. Without treatment, these bright and irritating light rays can be hazardous or uncomfortable during activities, like driving. By seeing your surroundings clearly and accurately, you can keep yourself safer.

Protect your vision

Living a healthy lifestyle and seeking early treatment for issues, like cataracts, can help you enjoy clear vision for life. When it comes to lifestyle choices, eat a healthy and balanced diet with plenty of leafy greens; exercise and remain active; don’t smoke, vape, or use any nicotine product; and wear sunglasses when you are outside (with 100% protection from both UVA and UVB rays).

With this information in mind, we hope that you will be inspired to care for your eyes and sight. Your vision is too precious to take for granted. By being proactive and seeking treatment for issues, like cataracts or refractive errors, you can enjoy your healthiest, clearest vision. If you are interested in falling in love with your vision, please contact our Columbus Laser & Cataract Center team at 614-939-1600!