Eye Health 101
There are certain things you can do to keep your in tip-top shape.
Get an Annual Eye Exam
Although you may not think about it or may put it off, it’s important to get an eye exam once a year with an ophthalmologist or optometrist. It can help to determine whether your vision has changed and you might need glasses or a new prescription if you already wear glasses.
Wear Shades or Get Transition Lenses
Sunglasses can help to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. If you are very nearsighted and wear prescription glasses, you can either get clip-on shades to go over your regular lenses or order prescription lenses with Transitions technology built in.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Consuming a healthy diet that’s nice in vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein and omega-3 fatty acids can help to protect your eye health. Foods you should aim to eat regularly include leafy greens like spinach and kale, citrus fruit, fish like tuna and salmon, beans, eggs and nuts and shellfish like oysters.
Be Smart About Contact Lenses
Be Smart While Using Computers
If you spend multiple hours at a time in front of a computer screen, you must be extremely careful. You run the risk of eye strain, but there are steps you can take to minimize the damage. Always ensure that your computer screen is four or five inches below eye level and around 20 to 28 inches from your eyes.
These tips will help you to keep your eyes healthier.