New Year’s resolutions don’t usually last very long, but creating healthier habits can last through this year and beyond. Taking care of your vision is a great way to maintain your quality of life because almost everything you like to do relies on good vision. So, what are habits to boost your eye health? Here are 3 Vison Habits That Are Easy To Do and can make a positive difference for years to come:
Wearing protective eyewear is a good practice for all kinds of physical activities. Without proper protection, your eyes can be susceptible to physical harm, ranging from getting hit in the eye with a ball to more serious trauma. Even simple tasks like gardening or doing DIY projects can present the risk of eye injuries.
Sunglasses are also a great form of protective eyewear because they protect your eyes from the dangers of UV rays. Added bonus, these allow you to stylize your look and stay fashionable at the same time. Whether you need full-on industrial safety goggles or just a chic pair of sunglasses, make sure you’re always taking care to properly protect your eyes!
This one may come as a surprise to you. To help protect your vision for as long as possible, make sure to give your eyes a break from screens. That includes TVs, computers, tablets, and smartphones. It is easy to become immersed in a digital environment for hours on end, but start a new habit right now. Take regular breaks away from blue light-emitting devices to give your eyes a chance to relax and recharge. It doesn’t take much — even a 5 minute break after 30 minutes of screen time can make a positive difference for your eyes. If you don’t think you can remember to take breaks, consider getting computer glasses that have a special blue light filter to protect your vision.
Receiving a thorough eye health exam every year is the most important action to improve and maintain your vision. Regular eye exams help our team of ophthalmologists diagnose any vision problems or potentially serious conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts before they have time to cause major damage. Even if you consider yourself to be in good health, an annual checkup will give you peace of mind because many eye conditions don’t have symptoms until there is already permanent damage to your vision. The earlier these conditions are detected, the sooner treatments can start to protect your vision and your quality of life.
These 3 Eye Health Habits are easy to start. No diets or exercise regimens needed, and you can feel good about doing something positive to protect your vision now and in the future.
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