Taking Care of Your Eyes for Healthy Vision Month

It’s Healthy Vision Month! We have some easy steps that will improve your eye health for a lifetime:

  1. Did you know many eye diseases don’t show symptoms until damage to your vision occurs? That’s exactly why it’s so important to schedule your yearly eye checkup with your ophthalmologist.  
  2. Please stop smoking. We know you’ve heard about the risks of smoking to your lungs, but did you know it also affects your eye health? Smoking increases the risk of an eye disease called macular degeneration, which is a potentially serious condition that could impair or destroy your vision. 
  3. Wear sunglasses every time you go outside—even on cloudy days. For the best protection, select sunglasses that block up to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation.
  4. Wear safety glasses at work, but also outside of the workplace. Safety glasses and goggles can protect your eyes from flying debris when you’re doing home improvements this spring. Make sure your kids are wearing safety glasses when they’re playing sports—but if you play sports, you should also do the same.
  5. Many of us spend a lot of time on the computer these days. Help combat eye fatigue with the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes, move your eyes away from your screen to focus on an object 20 feet away. Do this for 20 seconds to rest your eyes. Also consider prescription computer glasses. These are great tools featuring blue light filtering to protect your eyesight. Call us today to make your exam appointment.
  6. Practice safe contact-wearing by washing your hands carefully before and after you put your contacts on. This will help stop the spread of eye infections that could harm your vision. Make sure you’re disinfecting your contacts regularly. Also, see your doctor if you haven’t replaced your contacts in the past year. 

Your Eye Specialists’ South Florida leaders in vision care are available to help you with any vision-related concerns. Contact us for an appointment today.

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