Eye Care, it should be on the top of your to-do list :
Think about how many times each day you use your eyes. From early morning to the time we go to bed,
we use our eyes constantly to process information in the world surrounding us. It makes perfect sense :
Vision is the one we never want to lose. Let’s get started with great eye care !
1. Get an annual eye exam
Doctors of optometry are able to check for many systemic
diseases that could cause problems with your vision.
Make sure you get a complete evaluation every year to
protect your eyesight and keep you seeing everything in high definition.
2. Wear sunglasses
Protect your eyes from the harmful long-term effects of ultra-violet (UV) light. The sun’s rays
can cause problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration. This is even more essential
3. Eat healthy, be healthy
What about eating foods that are high in anti-oxidants ? Yes, studies have shown that this
may have a protective effect on the eyes, and should be a part of your eye care.
Also, drinking plenty of water can help with dry eye symptoms, and of course, smoking is
something that should be discontinued.
4. Protect your eyes
Certain sports, such as racquetball, ice hockey, basketball, etc. , can lead to eye injuries.
You need to wear eye protection (helmets with protective face mask, or sports goggles
with lenses made of polycarbonate).
5. Look away from the computer screen
You’re reading this article on a computer screen or tablet. So, follow these tips to prevent
eyestrain and headaches.
- keep your glasses or contact lens prescription up to date
- make sure you eyes are at the level of the top of your monitor
- avoid glare on your screen from windows and lights
- Every 20 minutes, rest your eyes by looking away for 20 seconds
Don’t forget, for excellent eye care, start with your annual eye exam.