When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you do? If you’re like most people, you either check your clock or smartphone to see what time it is. Your eyes take you through all of the events of your day and you depend on them a lot more than you may realize.
Taking care of your eye health now protects them from diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration as you age. Eating well and avoiding tobacco products are just a few steps you can take to keep your body and your eyes healthy.
There are many of ways you can protect your eyes and vision. The skilled doctors at Evergreen Eye Center can help you keep your eye health in focus during Healthy Vision Month and all year long.
Tips for healthy eyes and vision
There are many ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy. These include:
- Wear sunglasses If your eyes are exposed to ultraviolet rays on a regular basis without protection, you could be putting yourself at risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration. To protect your eyes, select a pair of sunglasses that provide both UVA and UVB protection.
- Take breaks from the computerWorking at a computer for prolonged periods of time can cause eyestrain, dry eyes and blurry vision. Be sure to take regular breaks from the screen throughout the day and position your monitor away from nearby windows to avoid glare.
- Wear protective eyewear
Whether you play sports or work around hazardous materials, you should wear safety glasses with polycarbonate lenses to shield your eyes from potential injury. Polycarbonate lenses are approximately 10 times more impact-resistant than plastic or glass lenses.
- Visit your eye doctor
Regular checkups are important for maintaining the health of your eyes. If you wear prescription glasses or contact lenses, it is a good opportunity to ensure your prescription is correct as well.
Summer sports will be here before you know it, so don’t forget to wear protective eyewear to help prevent eye injuries. We are committed to providing you with leading-edge, patient-centered care. Schedule an appointment today using our easy online form or call 888-317-6703.