Did you know it was “Healthy Vision Month”… who knew? Eye didn’t!
A healthy diet, regular eye exams, and wearing protective eye gear can keep the eyes in good working condition!
WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES:
Get an annual eye exam. See an eye doctor at least once a year to rule out any serious eye conditions. Diabetics and those with existing health conditions may need to go more often.
Eat a healthy diet! (You know I had to sneak this one in here) A diet with fresh fruits and vegetables provides essential vitamins — like A, E, and C — for optimal eye health.
Wear protective eye gear. If you are working around chemicals or in construction environments, always use protective eye gear. Sunglasses are super important too — even on a cloudy day!
Learn your family’s eye health history. Knowing your family’s eye health history can help your eye doctor keep a watchful eye on speciﬁc potential problems.
Stay on top of your health issues. Issues like high blood pressure and diabetes can cause eye complications. Regular health checkups can help catch and prevent these health issues.
Quit smoking! Smoking increases the risk for eye conditions like macular degeneration and cataracts. Create a plan to quit, ASAP. Also if you are not aware – we have resources like the cessation program to help you with this process.
Do eye exercises. Spending numerous hours at a computer all day? Take breaks to keep your eyes from getting strained and dry with eye exercises. Look at ways to reduce screen time outside of work as well.
2 Comments on “Healthy Eyes”
So what if you have discussed some of those things with your eye doctor and they don’t seem too concerned with them?
Based on the understanding that they are an expert in their area, you can trust their professional judgement or seek a second opinion!