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HealthCare Provider Offers Tips for Healthy Eyes
Take good care of your vision and your health. GuildNet, a health plan specializing in
providing community-based coordinated care encourages everyone to take care of their
eyes and their overall health by getting regular exams. GuildNet is a program of Lighthouse
Guild, which has been providing quality vision and health services since 1905.
Dr. Andrea Zimmerman, an eye doctor associated with GuildNet says, “Early detection and
treatment of low vision is the key to better eye health. Undiagnosed and untreated eye
problems can lead to permanent vision loss. Regular eye exams are important for adults
and children of all ages.”
Dr. Zimmerman suggests the following four reasons to get an eye exam:
• Correct prescription: Vision changes over time, and the glasses or contact lenses
that worked for you in the past, may not be accurate anymore. Adjusting the prescription
for your glasses or contact lenses may be necessary to make sure your vision is
as clear as possible.
• Detect health problems: Eye exams can detect health issues such as diabetes,
glaucoma, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
• Identify eye disorders: Seeing an eye doctor regularly can help identify eye
disorders early. This is particularly important for serious eye conditions like glaucoma,
which can be treated if caught early.
• Treat headaches: Frequent headaches can be a symptom of vision problems. When
an eye problem is untreated, eyestrain can result which can cause headaches.
GuildNet is a health plan that specializes in providing community-based coordinated
care. Based in New York City, GuildNet is available in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx,
Manhattan and Staten Island.
For more information: http://www.guildnetny.org or call: 1.800.932.4703.
Contact: Bryan Dotson, Manners Dotson Group
New York State Department of Health
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