If you are holding your reading material far away or too close its probably time for you to come in and see us for your eye exam!
We were very pleased to be a part of the Longevity Project Miami Event “No Pain Your Gain”. Dr. Ashley Roth is an affiliate to The Longevity Project Miami. Dr. Ashley Roth & her father Dr. David Roth provided vision screenings as well as eye pressure checks for the attendees and had a great time!
Dr. Ashley Roth performing eye pressure check.
Dr. David Roth performing a vision screening using various lenses.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Early Detection and Treatment is Key
in Protecting Vision from the Effects of Glaucoma
Roth Eye Care stresses the importance of yearly, comprehensive eye exams to maintain quality eye health
Miami, FL April 2015 – Glaucoma affects 2.7 million people in the United States and is the second leading cause of blindness, yet understanding and awareness of the disease is low. In fact, 72 percent of Americans don’t know that glaucoma typically has no early warning signs or symptoms, according to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® consumer survey.
Often referred to as the “sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that can damage the optic nerve and impair peripheral vision. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to complete loss of sight. While the disease does not have a cure and is not preventable, it is treatable and can be detected in a comprehensive eye exam provided by your optometrist.
“A common misconception is that glaucoma only affects older adults when, in reality, it can happen at any age. In fact, it’s most commonly detected in people in their 40s,” said Dr. Ashley Roth. “The key is to identify and diagnose the disease early in order to promptly treat and slow the progression of vision loss.”
Americans are also largely unaware of the factors that put them at greater risk for developing glaucoma – only 13 percent of Americans know that a person’s race increases their chances for developing the disease. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma is six to eight times more common in African Americans than Caucasians. Additional factors that put someone at greater risk for glaucoma include those who have a family history of glaucoma, diabetes, hypothyroidism, are over age 60 or individuals who have had severe eye trauma.
Treatment for glaucoma includes prescription eye drops and medication to lower pressure in the eyes. In some cases, laser treatment or surgery may be effective in reducing pressure.
In addition to yearly, comprehensive eye exams, Roth Eye Care suggests the following tips to help maintain overall eye health and clear, comfortable vision:
- Eat green, leafy vegetables and foods rich in nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C and zinc to protect eyes from disease.
- Cut down on those bad habits such as smoking and consuming alcohol or excessive caffeine, which can all be harmful to the eyes.
- If you work in front of a computer, practice the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away to help avoid digital eye strain.
- Wear sunglasses with UV-A and UV-B protection year-round.
Contact Roth Eye Care today at 305-371-2020 to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam and to learn more about ways to help prevent vision loss from glaucoma.
Roth Eye Care Eye Desire
136 NE 2nd Ave 1211 17th Street
Miami FL 33132 Miami Beach FL 33139
Phone: 305-371-2020 Phone: 305-673-1211
Fax: 305-374-2123 Dr. David Roth & Dr. Ashley Roth Fax: 305-532-7684
About the survey:
The ninth annual American Eye-Q® survey was created and commissioned in conjunction with Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates (PSB). From March 20-25, 2014, PSB conducted 1,000 online interviews among Americans 18 years and older who embodied a nationally representative sample of the U.S. general population. (Margin of error is plus or minus 3.10 percentage points at a 95% confidence level)
Eye Desire and Roth Eye Care are excited to announce that we are now performing the BlephEx™ treatment. BlephEx™is a revolutionary new device for doctors to use in the treatment of blepharitis. BlephEx™stands for microblepharoexfoliation, a painless procedure that safely and effectively removes the debris/scurf/dandruff, excess bacteria and biofim that is responsible for the majority of low-grade inflammatory blepharitis, the primary cause of chronic dry eye disease.
Please give us a call at 305-673-1211 to set up your appointment to alleviate your blepharitis and dry eye symptoms!
WHAT IS BLEPHARITIS?
WHAT IS THE LONGEVITY PROJECT MIAMI?
The Longevity Project’s goal is to educate the South Florida community about the importance and correlation between one’s health and wealth. There are many challenges throughout a lifetime with respect to these mutually exclusive fields. The Longevity Project navigates individuals through the confusion with the help of likeminded professionals in the local community.
The knowledge we provide empowers individuals to be able to make healthy lifestyle choices whether big or small. These choices are cumulative and directly effect financial and physical well being. Inspiration from our leaders will help you grasp the concepts of health and wealth and how to make sure you are equipped to live long, healthy, beautiful, and meaningful life while having the financial security to last a lifetime.
DR. ASHLEY ROTH IS NOW AN AFFILIATE TO THE LONGEVITY PROJECT MIAMI!
Check out her affiliate page here: http://www.thelongevityprojectmiami.com/#!dr-ashley-roth/cqbi