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Knowing the Importance of Eye Health

Knowing the Importance of Eye Health

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 9:00am

Eye health is important in order to maintain your lifestyle and is important to prevent vision loss. Here are a few simple tips and preventative measures you should know to help your eyes. 

The most important thing you can do to protect your eyes is to have a comprehensive eye exam regularly. By visiting your family eye care professional for an eye exam you can catch vision issues early and you can also make sure your prescription is up to date. 

It’s also important to protect your eyes regularly.

This means wearing sunglasses when you are outside. It also means wearing protective eyewear when you are exercising, performing chores where there are eye hazards, or working at a job where eye protection is required. 

Taking care of your body and eating a balanced diet are both things you can do daily that will help your eyes.

Regular exercise and a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and fish can do wonders for your eyes. They can also reduce your risk for diabetes-related eye issues such as diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration. 

Regardless of whether or not you wear contacts, it’s also important to wash your hands before touching your eyes.

This is vital for keeping bacteria and other germs out of your eyes and causing an infection. If you do wear contacts, you should disinfect them before putting them in your eyes. 

Finally, give your eyes a rest. If you spend a lot of your day in front of a screen or focused on a single thing, make sure to take breaks to look away and to blink often. In order to reduce the risk of eyestrain follow the 20-20-20 rule: focus on something 20 feet away for 20 second every 20 minutes.