With a whole new year just around the corner, you might already be thinking about what your New Year’s resolution should be. What could be more fitting than trying to have better eye health for 2020? To help you start, your provider of quality eyeglass frames and other eye care services shares a few tips on keeping your eyes in good health.
Eat Eye-Friendly Foods
A healthy and well-balanced diet can help maintain your eye health. Include more eye-friendly foods in your daily meals, like leafy greens, deep-water fish and citrus fruits. These are packed with vitamins, nutrients and minerals that help safeguard your eye cells and tissues, ensuring they function well for the next 366 days.
Drink Plenty of Water
Another thing you can do to achieve healthier eyes is to drink plenty of water. Doing so can help lower your risk of having dry eyes. With moisturized eyes, you’ll also have an easier time wearing and removing your contacts.
Protect Your Eyes
Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned too? That’s right. When you stay in the sun for too long, not only does your skin suffer, but so do your eyes. This is why it’s important that you wear UV-protective sunglasses whenever you’re outdoors. You can also use wide-brimmed hats or umbrellas for added protection.
Limit Your Device Usage
Another problem that’s becoming increasingly common nowadays is digital eye strain. This happens when you spend too much time on your devices, without letting your eyes rest. Not only will your eyes feel tired, but you can also have headaches, nausea, and shoulder pain. Remember: for every 20 minutes you’ve spent on your device, rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something 20 feet away.
Have an Eye Exam
The single, most effective way to achieve healthier eyes for the coming year is to have an eye exam regularly. We can recommend vision management options that are sure to improve not only your eyesight but your lifestyle as well. Orthokeratology, in particular, is very effective for adolescents. With their active lifestyles, they can surely benefit from ortho-k lenses that are only worn at night, eliminating the need for using contacts or eyeglasses during their waking hours. This way, your teens and pre-teens can fully enjoy various activities without bad eyes holding them back.
For more tips on achieving better eyesight this coming year, call us today or complete our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Haymarket and nearby VA areas.