5 Ways to Protect Your Vision

Many people are under the impression that eyesight will automatically deteriorate with age, regardless of how you take care of your eyes.  However, there are steps that can, and should, be taken to protect your eyes from damage and disease and maintain healthy vision.

Get Regular Eye Exams

Preventative and routine eye exams are very important to maintain good eye health.  Not only will they determine if you need glasses, but many vision problems and diseases are not obvious and are only detected through an exam performed by a licensed optometrist.

Eat Vision-Healthy Foods

Consuming a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables has been known to promote good eye heath.  Studies have also found that foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids can be extremely beneficial as they can help reduce ocular inflammation and irritation that occurs in dry eye, as well as improve vision cells overall.

Keep Your Weight Under Control

Being overweight can lead to an increase in diabetes and high blood pressure which can sometimes lead to vision complications like glaucoma or vision loss.

Wear Sunglasses When Outside

More than just a fashion accessory, sunglasses provide protection against harmful UV rays emitted by the sun.  Always purchase sunglasses from a reputable source and make sure they block 99 – 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation.

Give Your Eyes Regular Rest

Staring at a computer screen all day can lead to eye strain, fatigue or computer vision syndrome.  To reduce some of this strain, it is best to take regular short breaks to look away from the screen and focus on something else.

Family Vision Development Center is your comprehensive vision specialist and can provide all of your eye care needs, from thorough eye exams to stylish eyewear to expert advice on how to properly care for and protect your eyes.  Visit us at fvdcpc.com or call us at 630-862-2020 to schedule your appointment.

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