Your eyes are important. Often, it’s only when you have a problem you realise just how much you rely on them. Taking sight for granted means you may neglect caring for your eyes as much as you should. Here are some ways you can take better care of them.
Wearing glasses can make some people feel self-conscious, but there are lots of options for fashion-conscious glasses wearers. With Oakley prescription sunglasses, you can even find a pair to suit you in summer, or to protect your eyes from the harsh glare of the winter sun.
If you need to wear glasses, then worrying about your appearance shouldn’t be a reason not to. The stylish pairs available will enhance your look. More importantly, they will prevent you from damaging your eyes further by trying to see without them.
Take regular breaks from your computer screen
Whether you work at a computer, as many people do, or just spend a lot of your leisure time online or gaming, it’s important to take regular breaks from the screen. If you do have to spend hours in front of a computer or laptop screen, try reducing the brightness in your settings, but only to a point where you can still see comfortably without straining your eyes. You could also install an anti-glare screen.
Change your diet
If you grew up being told carrots were good for your eyesight, there is some truth to this. In fact, vitamins, minerals, omega-3 and healthy proteins can all be beneficial to your eyes. Antioxidants can prevent damage to the retina. So, if you have health conditions such as diabetes which pose an extra risk to your eyesight, improving your diet can only be a good thing. Anything containing vitamins A, C and E will reduce the risk of damage to your eyes.
Regular optician appointments
Attending regular appointments with your optician will help them spot any changes in your eyesight. Then you can be prescribed different lenses. Wearing the wrong lenses hasn’t been proven to worsen eyesight, but it can cause headaches or vertigo and make it difficult to see clearly. So, it’s worth getting regular eye tests to ensure your prescription lenses are still right for you.
Get enough sleep
It might not seem obvious, but sleep can help your eyes. Like the rest of your body, they need to rest. You use them all day; to see where you’re going, to look at your laptop, phone and tablet screens, to read, watch television and so much more. Not getting enough sleep can lead to weaker or burst blood vessels, light sensitivity, glaucoma and eye infections. So the next time you’re tempted to stay up that extra hour or two, think of your eyes and get to bed on time.
Taking care of your eyes can involve wearing glasses to help with existing problems, and taking steps to ensure these don’t worsen. Don’t take your eyes for granted. They’re too important.