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Tips to achieve the best vision and comfort possible in their contact lenses:

  • Rub your lenses during your daily cleaning regimen to remove deposits without compromising wettability.
  • Consider switching to a peroxide-based cleaning system.
  • Pay attention to blinking habits during activities associated with reduced blink rates, such as watching television, driving or using a computer. Take breaks if necessary.
  • Switch to a laptop screen or position computer monitor so that gaze is downward. The natural reading position minimizes exposure and evaporation of the tear film and ensures a thicker tear layer for better optical quality.
  • Consider part-time wear or alternation daily disposable and spectacle wear.
  • Avoid allergens and irritants (e.g., smoke, pets, or dust) in or near the bed.
  • Consider using a humidifier in dry indoor environments.
  • While driving, angle the heating and air conditioning vents away from your face.
  • Consider taking omega-3 dietary supplements and drinking more water.
  • Use re-wetting drops, especially toward the end of the day.

How to Reduce Systemic Inflammation

  • Get an average of seven to eight quality hours of sleep per night.
  • Decrease your weight by 10% if you body mass index (BMI) is over 25.
  • Get a minimum of 30 minutes (ideally 60 to 90) of moderate exercise per day.
  • Train with weights two to three times per week.
  • Get 20gm to 25gm grams of dietary fiber per day.
  • Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids four times per weekat least 3.5oz per serving (e.g., wild salmon, sardines, herring, or tuna), and take one to three grams of fish oil
  • Eat two tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal most days.
  • Eat one to 1.5oz of walnuts five times per week.
  • Eat one cup of berries, cherries, purple grapes or 4oz to 8oz of 100% pomegranate juice (or purple grape juice) daily.
  • Maintain fasting blood sugar at 75 mg/dl.
  • Intake two tablespoons of extra virgin cold pressed olive oil most days.
  • Eat a diet high in carotenoids.
  • Spice it up with garlic, turmeric and ginger.
  • Take prebiotics or probiotics.
  • Eat unlimited amounts of fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat one ounce of dark chocolate daily.
  • Maintain sensible sunlight exposure and take Vitamin D supplements.

Testimonials

  • This was my first time getting glasses & I was very pleased with how lovely the staff was! In addition, all of my questions were answered thoroughly & I loved how in-depth my prescription was described to me. The selection of glasses is wonderful! Love, love, love Helmus Optometry! 

    - Andi V.
  • My experience with Dr. Joann Helmus and the team at Helmus Optometry was excellent from start to finish. Office staff were kind and professional. I was confident in the quality and thoroughness of Dr. Helmus' exam. I have already recommended the practice to others. Many thanks to Helmus Optometry for the excellent care!

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  • For over twenty years I have seen Dr. Joann Helmus annually as my optometrist. The very high standard of service and technical knowledge of both doctor and staff has never wavered. Consistently modernizing their examination equipment in providing the most up-to-date exams and accurate prescriptions. Their selection of eyeglass frames is most complete range of style choices. The staff are very knowledgeable of insurance allowances, and discussed with me the many options available. Have many times and will continue recommending this outstanding optometric office to family and friends.

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  • Great optometrist. Fast and quality service always.

    - Logan K.
  • Extremely professional, kind, helpful, staff from top to bottom! Exam was thorough and well diagnosed. Best glasses fitting ever, and that is with progressives. Quick service. I feel staff is very knowledgeable and willing to go to any extent to spend time with you and be helpful. Just moved to Davis and this is a great find. Highly recommend!!

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  • My family have been coming here for years! Always exceptional service and spend the time to figure our insurance coverage details. Highly recommended!!!

    - Pete K.
  • Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Dr. Helmus was very sweet and took the time to really talk to me like a person and not just another dollar sign. They also had a nice selection of glasses in many different styles and price ranges. Most insurance policies are covered here as well. Definitely a plus! They'll always have my business! 

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    Read More - Allyson C.

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Monday
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Tuesday
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