One of the best ways to protect ourselves is to protect our eyes. Take good care of yourself by taking
good care of your eyes. Here are some tips for a healthy vision and healthier you.
The best way to take care of your eyes is to take care of yourself. Here are some tips for a healthy vision
and a healthier you.
1. Eat Healthy and Exercise!
Eat plenty of dark and leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale. Eating fish that are also rich in
Omega-3 Fatty Acids such as salmon and tuna are good for your vision too. Get physically active. It helps
you lower your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
2. Quit Smoking!
Smoking can also hurt your eyes as much as it hurts your lungs. It increases the risk of macular degeneration
and cataracts and even harms the optic nerves.
3. Wear sunglasses!
Protect yourself by protecting your eyes from the sun. Make sure to wear sunglasses that block 99% to
100% of UVA and UVB radiation. During extreme activities too like sports, construction works, and home
repairs, also make sure to wear protective eyewear.
When looking at digital screens, practice the 20-20-20 rule. Take a break every 20 minutes, look at
something at a 20-feet distance for 20 seconds.
5. Safe Habits
If you are wearing contact lenses, take safe habits to prevent eye infections such as washing your hands
first before holding your contact lenses. Regularly disinfect and replace your contact lenses.
Start practicing these 5 tips now.
Our eyes may feel healthy and normal, but we may never know if we have any unknown underlying eye
condition that is slowly progressing and may develop later in life. Remember, many eye diseases have no
symptoms and have no warning signs. And since prevention is better than cure, it is highly suggested to
have your eyes checked as early as possible. Early diagnosis of visual problems will help you get easier
treatment. Visit us at Accent Eye Care so we can have your eyes checked. Talk to our eye specialists and
we’ll happily assist you to manage steps in order to lower your risk rate.