A new year means new resolutions! Billions of people make resolutions each year to improve their life. So, we wanted to join in the fun and encourage you to make a few resolutions that will improve your eye health. But, instead of adding more to your to-do list, consider eliminating a few habits and we bet you’ll see the difference. Discover the details:
Reading in the Dark
Whether you’re reading a book or browsing Facebook on your cellphone, you want to minimize how much strain is on your eyes. The best way to do this is by having an adequate amount of light. This will allow your eyes to relax and read instead of needing to strain to focus.
Smoking Tobacco Products
You’ve heard it before that smoking causes cancer, but did you know that smoking contributes to eye diseases? If you smoke, you are at risk for developing cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and other eye diseases. This year, increase your eye health by throwing away your tobacco products!
What you eat has a direct link to your eye health. So, stock your plate full of vegetables, fruits, and fish. The essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins that you’ll get when eating these types of food will help your eyes remain strong and in good health.
Forgetting to Wear Sunglasses
Sunglasses are much more than a fashion statement. They protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Make sure to wear polarized sunglasses to get the highest level of protection. Young kids can benefit from sunglasses, too! So, when you’re outside – no matter the season – slip on your sunglasses.
Not Getting Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep won’t cause eye diseases, but it will contribute to red, bloodshot eyes. You may also experience blurry vision, dry eyes, or periodic twitching around your eyes. In order to get restorative sleep, adults need to have at least seven hours of sleep each night. These tips will drastically improve your eye health if you implement them early! If you are suffering from any eye condition, don’t hesitate to contact your Eyesight Associates’ team.