Taking care of our eyes doesn’t have to be hard work. There are simple steps everyone can take for healthy vision. These steps can also help prevent any eye-related diseases from occurring.
A Few Simple Steps To Preserve Your Eye Health
- Go in for routine eye exams every year. While you’re at it, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam to make sure your eyes are healthy and you see at your best.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle. This doesn’t mean that you have to cut out all the junk food, but when you eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise regularly, it all helps reduce the risk of eye disease.
- Refrain from smoking. Smoking has been linked to AMD, cataracts, and glaucoma, so it’s a habit you should quit or avoid.
- Know your family history. If you know someone in your family who has had vision loss of some sort, talk with them about their symptoms and causes. Many eye diseases are hereditary, so it’s important to know everyone’s eye health history.
- Wear protective eyewear. We at SafeVision cannot stress how easy and important this is to prevent 90% of eye injuries. Put on a pair of protective eyewear when you are outside mowing the lawn, doing DIY projects in the shop, doing household chores with chemicals, or even playing sports. Talk with one of our consultants at SafeVision about the proper protective eyewear for your needs. Together we can find a solution that fits you.
- Wear sunglasses. During all times of the year, the UVA and UVB rays from the sun can affect your vision. Protect your eyes from prolonged exposure to sunlight by wearing sunglasses with the proper lenses and treatments. We recommend buying those that block out 99-100% of both UVA and UVB rays for ultimate protection.
While these steps may seem obvious, they are essential for preserving eye health. If you have any questions about safety eyewear or any of these steps, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at SafeVision. Our team is here to guide you in the right direction to take care of your eyes and prevent damage. Visit our website at www.safevision.com to learn more!