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New Year’s Resolutions for Optimal Eye Health

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Being determined to improve the condition of eyes can be a wise new year’s resolution. Your eyes are special organs as they perform an essential function, so you need to take precautions against factors that contribute to weakening your eye-sight.

Not only can weak vision be a result but if you don’t take precautions, you might encounter various daunting diseases as well such as dry eyes and night blindness. However, this year, you can make a difference by taking care of your eye health.

Regular Visits to the Optometrist

Before opting for a balanced diet or natural remedies to improve the condition of your eyes, schedule an appointment with your optometrist. Only optometrists can advise you regarding your eye health after a thorough examination. An optometrist can also diagnose potential eye diseases and can prescribe whether or not you will need vision therapy to treat disorders. Moreover, visiting your optometrist after six months is essential to observe improvements in your eye health.

Eat Clean

This year, make clean eating your top priority. Your diet plays an important in this regard but since the concept is common, it is ignored greatly. Consuming processed foods, sugary beverages, etc. have potential to affect your eyes adversely. Moreover, you can also opt for supplements that contain nutrients beneficial for eye health.

Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses, you need to take extra precautions to prevent your eyes from corneal abrasions and eye irritation caused by debris. You need to clean your eyewear frequently and don’t forget to replace cases for your contact lenses. It is also suggested not to wear lenses more than the recommended period. Also, don’t use contact lens protecting solutions without your optometrists’ prescription and always refill your lenses container with new solution to avoid eye infections.

UV Protection

Exposure to the sun without UV rays protection can contribute to eyelid diseases, pterygium, cataracts, and other daunting eye problems. Therefore, make it a priority to purchase UV protected glasses, contact lenses, or sunglasses, etc.

Try to Limit Screen Time

If you spend hours and hours in front of the screen, you need to take a frequent visual break to protect your eyes from potential damage. That is where 20-20-20 rule comes into the picture; try to look up from your screen after 20 minutes towards an object placed 20 feet away, and continue focusing for 20 seconds. Moreover, you can also opt for glasses designed specifically for computer users to prevent eyestrain.

Quit Smoking

To improve your eye health, you can work on other factors like smoking and alcohol consumption, as they can make the case worse. You need to stop smoking and consuming alcohol to save your eyes from diseases. According to experts, smoking contributes to the development of macular degeneration, dry eyes, and cataracts.

Bottom Line

Your eye health is necessary just like the rest of your body. Therefore, extra efforts are required to protect this sensitive organ. With the help of tips mentioned above, you can improve the condition of your eyes.

Written by Total Focus

At Total Focus Optometry, we’ve spent the last 70 years building meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. From routine eye exams to contact lens fittings we offer our patients a variety of services to meet their eye care needs.

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