Eye Health and Healthy Eyesight Are A Way Of Life.
Many of the same healthy habits that protect your general health also promote healthy eye sight and help protect your eyes:
- Eating a balanced diet rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables
- Drinking water to hydrate your body and your eyes
- Not smoking, and avoiding long-term smoke exposure
- Wearing ultraviolet (UV) eye protection
- Helping to protect your eyes from harmful blue light
- Considering appropriate vitamin supplements
- Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and carotenoids such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin have shown some promise in research studies at reducing the risk and progression of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye problems
- Regular medical and eyecare checkups.
Healthy Sight And You.
Research shows a surprising number of healthy sight habits go overlooked. Regular visits to your eye doctor. Fully treating diagnosed eye problems with proper medication when prescribed. Following instructions on medicine bottles and taking all medication until it’s gone. Talking with your eye doctor about other prescription medications that might interact with your eyecare medication. These are just a few of the basic eyecare practices that most of us don’t adhere to.
Do you work in low light or even poor lighting conditions when reading or working? Many of us do! Do you adjust your computer screen to fit your working environment? Many of us don’t! Yet proper light management – especially protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light exposure from phones and computer screens – is essential to healthy vision and comfort.
How active are you outdoors? Both glare and UV radiation present particular visual hazards and dangers. You can be exposed to 100 times to 500 times the intensity of harmful blue light outdoors than with digital devices. Take the time to understand how to help protect your eyes with lenses or lens products that have glare reduction, built-in UV blockage and harmful blue light protection.
Finally, how much are you willing to work at keeping your eyes as healthy as can be? Are you ready to commit to a lifetime of healthy sight? As you can see, there is much to think about. But you’ll find a world of valuable information that can help you along, right here in the EyeGlass Guide.