At Vision Works, we’re passionate and dedicated to healthy eye awareness and creating an information-rich culture around how to #LoveYourEyes. With September and October dedicated to Healthy Eye Awareness Education, we’ve put together ten simple and practical tips that will help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle and be well-informed about the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.
Proper hydration is critical for healthy eyes. Dehydration can cause dry eyes, which results in burny, watery eyes and even blurred vision. So drink plenty of water to keep your eyes moist and healthy.
We spend more time than ever before looking at screens that link us to our digital world. Computer vision syndrome and dry eyes might result from this. Combat this by using artificial tears and blink frequently.
Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and concentrate your attention on anything at least 20 feet away (6 metres). This may help reduce eye strain.
Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can increase the risk of eye conditions like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Wear sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays when you’re outside, and for inside, get glasses with a blue-control coating that shields your eyes from the short wavelength light emitted by digital screens.
Regular eye exams at Vision Works can help detect and address issues early, preventing long-term vision loss.
Tobacco use has been related to an increased risk of eye illnesses such as macular degeneration. It’s time to quit the habit.
Diabetes and hypertension can both influence your vision. To lower the risk of eye issues, adopt a healthy lifestyle and have frequent medical check-ups.
Always use protective eyewear if you participate in sports or activities that might result in eye damage. It can help avoid incidents that could result in visual impairment.
Sleep is essential for general health, including eye health. Inadequate sleep can cause eye muscle fatigue, which affects one’s ability to focus and maintain single vision. That’s why it’s important to aim for at least 7-9 hours of decent sleep.