Vision Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Your Eyesight Sharp
If you care about your eyesight, it's important to take good care of your eyes. Maintaining your vision health now ensures that your eyesight remains healthy as you age. A lot of people tend not to give much thought about vision until vision problems arise. If you are currently experiencing uncorrected vision, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, visits to the eye doctor and wearing glasses or contacts may be an option for you.
To keep your vision healthy for as long as possible, you have to take good care of it all year round. A few things that you can do are:
#1 Wear sunglasses
Wear sunglasses out in the sunlight to protect your vision from the sun's harmful UV rays. These can easily damage your eyes and increase the risk of vision loss. That's why Variety Care carries prescription sunglasses at each vision service site.
#2 Pay attention to the vision care tips given to you by your eye doctor.
These may include using vision correction glasses or contact lenses. Variety Care offers vision services at four of our locations. Services include vision tests, glasses and contact lenses. Call 405-632-6688 to book an appointment with a Variety Care optometrist.
#3 Eat healthy, nutritious food in order to maintain good vision at all times.
Eating leafy green vegetables like spinach is a good idea because they contain Vitamin A that protects vision and vision cells.
#4 Manage screen time
You should also be careful not to spend too much time in front of the computer or television. Eyes can get strained and vision problems may follow if you're exposed to your screen for long periods of time. Take regular breaks from whatever you're doing so that your vision remains healthy.
#5 Early detection
Many vision problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes or macular degeneration can be prevented if caught in the early stages. It's also important to know how vision problems can affect your vision, for instance:
- Presbyopia is an eye condition that makes it more difficult to focus on close objects as you age
- Astigmatism causes blurry vision because of irregularly shaped corneas
- Diabetic retinopathy (a complication of diabetes) damages the vision sensor in the eye, which is called the retina. It's important to follow your vision care doctor's advice and vision care plan.
Vision issues can be prevented if you take good care of your vision throughout the course of your life. Be sure to visit your vision care provider regularly for vision screenings and vision checkups so that any possible vision problems can be detected early on. This way, you'll be able to have healthy vision for as long as possible.
Are you ready to schedule vision services? Call 405-632-6688 today!