COA Vision Blog


May 31, 2017 Uncategorized


Today is National Senior Health & Fitness Day! You may or may not have known about this unofficial holiday, but we think this is important for our patients, and the general public, to be aware of. Whether you are an older adult or part of the sandwich generation, taking care of kids in the home and your older adult parents, it’s important that everyone has the opportunity to age gracefully. While there isn’t a magic trick or fountain of youth that is a one-stop shop for each of us, there are plenty of activities and daily health decisions we can make that will ensure we are as healthy as we can be as we age. Even your eyes are effected by your health and fitness so it’s important for every aspect of your life that you have healthy practices.

On National Senior Health & Fitness Day, over 100,000 senior adults participate in over 1,000 events throughout the US! The goal is to ensure that older adults have a focus on being active and making healthy choices.

We asked our own Dr. Orlando what his perspective is on National Senior Health & Fitness Day and if he had any suggestions on living a healthy lifestyle. This is what he had to say:

“No matter our age, it is important to follow proper nutrition and maintain a level of fitness to prevent disease. Something as simple as walking for a half hour will help reduce blood sugar levels, increase muscle tone and maintain strength in our bones. Even if it is winter, we can drive to an indoor mall and walk in the hallways. Swimming is also an excellent form of low impact exercise and most local communities have a discounted membership for those of us over 60. They also have multiple classes on stretching and flexibility, low impact aerobics and other activities to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Fresh fruit and vegetables are vital to a healthy digestive system and avoiding processed foods and those containing high amounts of sugar and sodium should be avoided. It is easier than ever to see what additives are in the foods we eat so become a label reader and learn what is in the things you put in your body.”

So, like we’ve always heard, an apple a day may keep the doctor away. But you’d have better chance if you took a walk around the orchard first!

We encourage everyone to be active and healthy. We only have one life, so live it to the fullest! You can check out some additional tips below on healthy living for older adults!

Click here for Fitness Tips for Older Adults

Click here for Health Eating Tips for Older Adults



May 17, 2017 Uncategorized

It’s that time again. The time for sharing a few of the wonderful things happening at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates with our wonderful patients! Do you get our newsletter? Here’s a sample of the great information you could be receiving each month in your inbox. Great information on the latest technology, deals from The Optical Shoppe, and the latest from our staff! We love serving Central Ohio residents and want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information available and have the best possible vision at every stage of your life. Email info@coavision.com if you would like to join our mailing list!

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May 12, 2017 Uncategorized

This week, we were happy to welcome our OSU Externs to our offices!

Columbus Ophthalmology is proud to partner with The Ohio State University College of Optometry as an externship site for fourth-year students. As part of their Primary Care Extern rotation, our students spend 13 weeks at our practice with our ODs as their clinical instructors. They are able to see a wide range of pathology and observe how several specialties work together in a positive learning environment. Our OSU Optometry Externship is also an opportunity for students to attend our continuing education programs and they are sometimes called on to give case presentations. We try to convey to our students that education never ends and the importance of the fellowship among all eye care and other healthcare providers.

Here are the latest additions to the COA Family:

Meet Rebecca!

Rebecca is from Charlotte, North Carolina and is fluent in Spanish. She’s completed the 180-mile Pelotonia the past couple of years and is a dog mom to her 2 beloved beagles. Her future aspirations are to fit specialty contacts and become proficient in glaucoma management.

Rebecca

Meet Jenni!

Jenni grew up in Minster, Ohio. This past January, she married her undergrad sweetheart, Chris. She’s a recent dog mom to her adopted spaniel/border collie, Freddy. And she loves keeping busy outdoors – hiking, kayaking, and she recently climbed her first mountain.

Jenni

Meet Kim!

Kim was born and raised and Columbus, Ohio. She loves to eat at new restaurants and try new food. She also loves to cook and does so frequently. You can often find her in the kitchen trying new recipes. Kim is also excited to be an aunt for the first time this September.

Kim

We love having our externs in and around our offices! Welcome, ladies!



May 9, 2017 Uncategorized

May. It’s the transition from the end of spring into the beginning of summertime. School is coming to a close. Outdoor activities will begin to pick up with time spent outdoors during long nights where the sunshine lasts on and on. Through all of the changes that the month of May can and will bring, we want you to make sure you not only see well but that your eyes are healthy too!

 

May Eye Care Tips




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