Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes
Have a comprehensive eye exam. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eyecare professional for a comprehensive eye examination is the only way to really be sure. Many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. An eye examination is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages.
Eat right to protect your sight. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. i Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, and tuna.
Wear protective eyewear. Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home. Protective eyewear includes safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards specially designed to provide the correct protection for a certain activity.
Wear your sunglasses. Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses look for Lens Category 3 or 4 as they offer high of glare reduction and UV protection.
Clean your hands and your contact lenses properly. To avoid the risk of infection, always wash your hands thoroughly before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. Make sure to
disinfect contact lenses as instructed and replace them as appropriate.
Give your eyes a rest. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20- 20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.