When you give your eyes intentional and proactive care, your vision can thrive for many decades! Allow us to highlight simple ways you can keep your eyes healthy.
1. Wear Safety Goggles and/or Sunglasses, How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
Whether you work in construction or play sports, wearing safety goggles should be prioritized. Any object hitting your face and eyes may cause damage to your bones, muscles, or eyes. Safety goggles can prevent permanent damage to your eyes.
Did you know UV rays will still reach your eyes on a cloudy day? No matter the weather, we highly recommend wearing polarized sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays from the sun. Visit the First Look Optical Shop to purchase yours: 4050 Riverside Drive in Macon.
2. Keep Your Eyes Free of Bacteria, How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
Your eyes do an incredible job keeping bacteria out. For example, eyelashes are your eyes’ first defense to catch unwanted particles. Also, blinking helps add moisture to your eyes to rewet your eyes and force any particles to the corner. You can help your eyes defend against bacteria! Here are a few ways you can accomplish this:
- Remove contact lenses before going to bed.
- Replace your mascara every three months.
- Use eye drops to flush out bacteria instead of using your finger.
- Wash your hands before replacing your contact lenses.
3. Prioritize Consuming Nutrients & Minerals, How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
Your eyes thrive from nutrient- and mineral-rich foods! Consider adding food that is full of vitamin A (pumpkin, squash, or carrots) and antioxidants (spinach and kale). You can keep your eyes healthy by avoiding certain foods, as well. Check out one of our latest blogs to learn more about the worst foods for eye health.
4. Be Mindful of Changes to Your Vision, How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
As you go about your daily tasks, you should be mindful of changes to your vision. Symptoms of eye disease may be minimal at first, so it’s important to talk to your Vision Eye Group doctor when you first suspect an issue. Consider these changes:
- Blurry vision
- Eye pain
- Floaters, accompanied by flashes of light
- Seeing halos around light
- Trouble seeing at night
Even if you do not notice apparent changes to your vision, it’s vital to receive regular eye exams. During a comprehensive eye exam, your Vision Eye Group doctor will see the inner workings of your eye to ensure everything is working properly.