As the years go by the eye care industry evolves, and more awareness is raised on how we approach eye care. This is why it is important to be aware of ways we can prevent eye damage. For these reasons March is National Save Your Vision Month. UV exposure, digital eyestrain, and poor nutrition are three very important, sometimes overlooked aspects of eye care that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
As our climate changes, UV exposure is not only an important factor to be aware of concerning your skin, but for your eyes as well. Wearing sunglasses while outside is essential to keeping your eyes healthy, avoiding eye sunburn and eye strain. Exposing your eyes to sunlight for long periods of time without protecting them can lead to corneal damage, retinal damage or even partial to complete vision loss. Protecting them even on cloudy days is very important. Stay up to date with the latest ways to protect your eyes from the sun. Purchase sunglasses that block 99%-100% of both UVA and UVB sunrays.
The increase in technology also has an impact on our eyes. As computer screens, smart phones, televisions and electronics advance, so does the amount of time spent in front of them and the possibility of digital eyestrain. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a common result from staring at a screen for long periods of time. Some tips to help you reduce the eyestrain related to CVS are, cleaning your screen more often, enlarging the screen font, using a high-resolution screen and dim any competing light that makes it harder to see what’s in front of you.
What you eat also has an affect on your eye health. As more processed foods enter the market place, keep in mind that although tasty and convenient, they may not be the best option. Colorful fruits and vegetables provide nutrients that have been known to help protect your eye health.
As time passes, it’s always good to stay up to date with the latest advances that can prevent harm. If you have any questions about eye care, visit www.eastwesteye.com or call 877-871-1684 for more information.Leave a reply