Here are a few quick things you can do to strengthen your eyes’ health. First is to practice good hygiene by washing your hands frequently. This helps keep your hands clean from germs and bacteria which can get into your eyes. A similar thing to do is to avoid rubbing your eyes to avoid infections or irritation.
If rubbing your eyes is a habit it’s time to work that out of your routine.
Another key thing to add to your daily or regular routine is to protect your eyes from the sun. Exposure to the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays can increase your risk for age-related macular degeneration or can burn your corneas.
Whenever you spend time outdoors it’s imperative to wear proper sunglasses, a hat, visor, umbrella, and not stare directly into the sun.
By keeping a balanced diet (with vitamins such as Omega 3, Lutein, and Vitamins A, C, and E), staying hydrated, and not smoking you can help your overall health, including your eyes. If you work with computers or screens it is important to keep them at the proper distance in order to avoid eye strain. Proper lighting can help save your eyes from straining.
Lastly, if you play sports or engage in activities where there is the chance something could fly into your eyes wear protective gear, such as goggles or protective glasses.
If you have any concerns about your eyes, contact Pycraft Family Eye Care, your Wooster family eye care professionals.