Let’s be honest. We take our vision for granted. From late nights leaving our contact lenses in much longer than we should, playing around with color changing contacts and staring at screens for hours on end.
Modern life doesn’t always make it easy to look after our eyes, in fact, most of us barely give our vision a second’s thought. However, if you want to maintain your vision and keep your eyes healthy you need to be proactive with your eye care.
Thankfully, looking after your eyes is incredibly simple.
Read on for a simple guide to caring for your eyes.
Wear Good Quality Glasses
Whether you need glasses because you’re near or farsighted, or you need ones that are designed for reading, if you’ve been prescribed glasses you must invest in a good quality pair. A just because you’ve been prescribed glasses doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your style.
You’ll find a huge range of glasses and frames available that suit everyone. From geometric style frames to vivid and even clear colors, browline and semi-rimless. No matter your budget or your prescription, you don’t have to feel self-conscious.
Quit Your Smoking Habit
Smoking is a pretty common vice, and you’re probably aware of the health risks involved. However, did you know that smoking can also affect your eyes and vision?
If you’re a smoker you’re more likely to develop cataracts and suffer from severe diseases such as macular degeneration. If you’re not already trying to quit, you should certainly consider it.
The sun has powerful UV rays that can easily damage your eyes if you spend time in the sun unprotected. Much like we reach for the sunscreen when it’s hot, we should also be reaching for a pair of good quality sunglasses to protect our eyes from glare and UV rays. Some of my favorite brands are Gucci, Ray-Bans, and Foster Grant.
Eat for Your Eye Health
Your diet plays a huge role in your eye health. Foods that are full of vitamin C, D, zinc and omega 3s are the perfect way to prevent potential vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataract.
If you continue to eat well, you are also more likely to keep a healthy weight, which in turn can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, another illness that is linked to blindness and vision loss.
Visit Your Optician
This tip is probably more of an obvious one, but many people forget to take advantage of their optical benefits through their medical insurance.
Make sure you’re visiting your optician at least once a year to ensure your eyes are healthy and working as they should.