When it comes to our vision, there are many ways we can protect our eyes every day. But most people only think of the most basic practices, such as seeing the eye doctor or not staring at a screen for too long. Today, we will give you tips to help you make the right choices and protect your vision.
Always Wear Sunglasses
To keep your eyes safe from harmful UV rays, everyone should wear sunglasses outside during daylight. Extended exposure to ultraviolet rays during all times of the year can be harmful and even lead to cataracts or age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If the UV rays are high, it is also possible to get sunburns on your eyes. When picking out sunglasses, make sure they block 99% of UVA and UVB rays.
Keep Screens At A Distance
Now that screens and monitors are part of our everyday lives, we must keep them at a safe distance to keep our eyes unharmed.
The glare from screens can cause our eyes to strain and lead to computer vision syndrome, and for many, we may work from devices with screens from a much closer distance. Experts recommend keeping your computer screen at arm’s length and holding your phones, tablets, and other smaller devices at least 16 inches away from your eyes to prevent that from happening. It also helps to wear eyewear with blue light filtering lenses that are able to help prevent eyestrain as well.
Care For Your Contact Lenses
It is essential for those who wear contact lenses to handle them with clean hands and store them properly in a cleansing solution. Using other substances that are not proper contact lens solution can react badly with your lenses and cause your eyes pain. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for wearing them and always keep a pair of glasses for those days when you run out, or the contacts don’t feel right to prevent infections from happening. Also, don’t wear your contacts longer than they are supposed to be in your eyes. They can cause damage before the lenses feel dry and irritate your eyes.
Throw Away Old Eye Makeup
While only some may use makeup, it can cause damage to the eyes, too, if not worn properly. Ensure you are throwing out old mascaras that you haven’t used or are over four months old. Also, sharpen your eyeliner pencils regularly to remove any germs that might have touched the tip, and never put it on the inside of your eyelid. If your eye becomes irritated, do not put makeup on it till it fully heals.
Wear Safety Eyewear
This one is less obvious than it might seem because many don’t own proper safety eyewear. Luckily, SafeVision has experts that can help you pick out the right pair of prescription or non-prescription safety eyewear to keep you protected. Whether you are out working in the yard, working on some home improvement projects, or even cleaning, it is essential to be wearing the proper safety eyewear to protect your eyes from chemicals, flying debris, or even the sun. If you don’t have a pair of safety eyewear, contact us today. We’ll help you find the perfect pair to keep you stylish and safe from all harm.
Visit Your Eye Doctor
Visiting your eye doctor every year is simple and easy to do and can keep you up to date on your eyes and even aware of any changes that might have happened. When you visit the eye doctor, they can help detect early signs of eye disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, brain tumors, aneurysms, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.
Paying proper attention to any vision problems you might be experiencing can also improve your safety and quality of life! So make sure you visit your eye doctor annually!
Taking care of your eyes and making the right choices to protect your vision is essential, and we want to be there to help you, even if that means only providing safety eyewear. We hope that these tips will lead you to live a safer and more aware life.
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