There is no denying the importance of eye health, especially when you consider that we use our eyes for everything on a daily basis. Though many eye problems can be treated and managed, it is always best to maintain eye health as much as possible from the beginning to prevent avoidable damage. There are a number of ways to keep your eyes healthy, some of which are listed below.
How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
- Eat a Balanced Diet – As is the case with any part of the body, eating a balanced diet is a key part of keeping your eyes healthy. Many foods contain vitamins and fatty acids that are paramount to maintaining good eye health; Lutein, Zeaxanthin, vitamin A, vitamin C and omega-3 are all important. If you don’t get enough through your diet, we can offer a range of eye health supplements for you.
- Have an Annual Eye Exam – One of the best ways to keep your eyes healthy is to book in for an eye examination annually. An annual eye exam will highlight potential issues, monitor any changes in your vision and ensure your eyes are generally healthy. If there is a problem, this can be addressed quickly and before it worsens.
- Wear Sunglasses – Everyone knows that sunglasses are there to protect your eyes on a sunny day, but many people underestimate the damage that can be done by not wearing them. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet light, which is why you need to wear sunglasses that protect eyes from both UVA and UVB rays. UVA and UVB rays can do irreversible damage even during the cooler months.
- Be Mindful of Blue Light – If you are someone who uses a mobile device, tablet or computer for many hours a day it’s important to consider how much blue light your eyes are exposed to. Though eyes can filter out some blue light, too much can become a problem. This is why you need to blink frequently when using a device, reduce screen glare and keep the screen around half a metre from your face whenever possible. We can offer a range of solutions to reduce blur light in your spectacles.
At Reynolds & Slater Opticians, we take eye health seriously and that is why we encourage everyone to have an annual eye exam. An eye examination is the ideal way to monitor eye health and highlight any potential problems, which can then be treated as soon as possible by our professional team. To find out more, get in touch with Reynolds & Slater Opticians.