Most people rely on their eyes so much that their quality of life would take a sharp downturn if they lost their vision. You can do a great deal to protect your eyes and improve their health. Adopt these healthy habits today for healthier eyes for years to come.
- Wash your hands frequently
You know you’re supposed to wash your hands to help prevent the spread of the flu and colds. Did you also know that doing so can keep diseases like staph, Chlamydia and pink eye from passing to your eyes? Make it a habit to never touch near your eyes without washing your hands first.
- Use eye protection
Wearing protective glasses is vital while you use power tools or lawn equipment. While this might seem silly if you’ve been using these tools without issue until now, it only takes one time of having a projectile enter your eye for severe damage to occur.
While safety goggles might be the first thing to come to mind when you think about eye protection, sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection are another option and protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.
- Take screen breaks
These days, nearly everyone spends at least some of their day staring at a computer screen or their cell phone screen. Not only can this result in you overusing your near vision, but it also subjects your eyes to harmful blue light. If you must look at a screen for long periods of time, make sure that you take regular breaks by looking away and taking walks to boost blood flow.
Routine eye care from a Roseburg ophthalmologist is a vital step in making sure that your eyes stay healthy. Contact Roseburg Eye to schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrea V. Gray to assess the health of your eyes today!