May is Healthy Vision Month: Take Care of Your Eyes

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In all aspects of our health we know that checkups and physicals are important components. But not everyone knows that eye health is very important, and regular examinations by your eye professional at Vision Optical can both bolster eye health and catch potential problems before they become debilitations in the future. Young adults, 25 to 35, often neglect regular examinations, mostly for the reason that eye health has never been a problem; they have had terrific sight since childhood, and they may not notice any changes at all to the precision of that sight. Eye health can deteriorate at a rate too slow to be apparent. But most vision problems can be prevented when a person takes certain precautions. Here’s a few tips to keep those eyes damage-free. 

Sunglasses 

Sunglasses do more than add style to your wardrobe, they also protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. UV rays, even on cloudy days, can damage eyes, and sunglasses built to withstand 99% of all UV rays should be worn whenever outside. 

Rest your Eyes 

Sleep is important for your eyes, but you should also rest your eyes from the blue light of your cellphone, computer, or tablet. One rule, called the 20-20-20 rule, has a person look away from a screen every twenty-minutes, and stare at an object approximately 20 feet away, and to continue to stare for 20 seconds. This technique will reduce eyestrain, and hopefully relieve any symptoms of eye soreness at the end of a long workday. 

The most important component to eye health is to remember to always protect your eyes. If you play sports, especially those sports played with balls, or that involve physically rough play, then always remember to protect your eyes. Wear safety glasses or goggles at all times. 

If you have any questions about eye safety, including the effectiveness of the eye wear you choose to protect your eyes when you play sports, or the type of sunglasses you wear daily, then call the eye experts at Vision Optical.

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