You know having a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise are important to living a long, healthy life. But did you know those factors contribute to your eye health, too?
Eyes are our windows into the world, and having clear vision is important for building beautiful memories. That’s one reason why eye health is worth seriously looking into.
Here are a few tips for keeping those peepers popping!
Get regular eye exams – comprehensive dilated eye exams allow your eye doctor to look deep within your orbs, making it easier to catch certain diseases early.
Wear sunglasses – wearing shades protects your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can cause devastating cataracts, macular degeneration, and astigmatism-causing pterygiums. Plus, they look cool!
Use protective eyewear – wearing safety glasses will help keep foreign objects from piercing your eyes. If you’re a home woodworker or metal smith, or just a particularly zealous duster, keeping your eyes debris free is essential to healthy sight.
Know your family history – did anybody from your past have a history of eye issues? Your eye color is hereditary and so are some eye diseases. Knowing your family history can help you develop a plan of eye health action!