As we age, we inevitably begin to experience physical shortcomings. Among the first to be effected is our vision. While this process can’t be stopped, it can be slowed or treated to make it a smoother transition. The path to a future of healthy vision begins with a visit to your eye doctor. Here are a few proactive tips so you can start combating age related eye conditions sooner.
Protect your eyes from direct sunlight
Sunglasses and caps aren’t just simple fashion accessories. They are actually very useful for shielding your eyes from the sun (as the name might suggest.) Don’t take these simple tools for granted; wear them when you can. There are limitless ways to customize a hat or pair of glasses, so you can keep your eyes safe and fashion forward.
Eat a healthy diet
Eye health depends on nutrition. A healthy diet is a great way to protect your eyes. Fish, spinach, egg, beans, citrus fruits are great foods to keep eyes healthy. Vitamin C, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid nutrients might help. You can visit your eye doctor to get perfect diet suggestions.
Practice the 20-20-20 rule
While working on the computer for extended periods of time isn’t proven to have any negative impact on your vision, it can create needless eyestrain and stress. These symptoms are often mistaken for underlying problems. The best way to avoid any unnecessary stress is to practice the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes look 20 feet away from the computer screen for 20 seconds. Excessive computer time may cause dry eye as well, so if you experience any irritation or redness consider asking your eye doctor about treatment solutions.
Visit your eye doctor for a regular checkup
Regular comprehensive eye exams are the most important part of maintaining healthy vision. Since many ocular diseases and conditions are practically undetectable without retinal scanning technology, it can be very difficult to treat them effectively. Diseases such as glaucoma only become apparent to the patient once the symptoms have set in and begun to cause damage. Make sure to visit your eye doctor regularly for comprehensive exams.
Most smokers are aware of the dangers they face every day, but often your eyes are the last thing you think would be affected by it. It can cause dry eye, uveitis, elevate eye pressure, speed up macular degeneration, and cause cataracts. Smoking has negative ramifications for nearly every single part of your body, but we understand that ultimately the decision is up to you.
By taking some simple preventative steps, you will maintain your vision and eye health. Make it your proactive routine to see your eye doctor for a comprehensive exam yearly. Call Accent Eyes at 602-547-3255 to talk to one of our Optometrists today!