Every New Year, we make resolutions to improve our health or general lifestyle. This year try some New Year’s resolutions aimed at helping your eyes! The most important resolution you can make for your eyes is to quit smoking.
Many eye problems you can face, such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and dry eyes are due to smoking.
Eating right and exercising regularly are also great resolutions for your eyesight, as well as your overall health. When it comes to your diet, cut out as many processed foods as you can and eat more fruits and vegetables. Dark leafy greens, like kale and spinach, are great for your eyes’ health, along with fish, eggs, and berries.
Regular exercise can reduce intraocular eye pressure (which causes glaucoma), reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration, and can lower the risk of vision-related issues from other diseases like diabetes.
An easy resolution to help your eyes is to buy a good pair of sunglasses (or two). Sunglasses that protect 100 percent of the sun’s powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays can help your eyes form cataracts or suffer from temporary vision loss.
The easiest New Year’s resolution for your eyes is to visit your family eye care professional once every year for a comprehensive vision exam.
Regular visits to your eye doctor can help address any issues with your eyes and catch issues before they get worse. Contact Pycraft Family Eye Care today to schedule eye care exams for the whole family today and take care of your eyes in the New Year!