Tips to maintain healthy eyes

  • Exercise improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen levels to the eyes and the removal of toxins.
  • Wear Sunglasses. To protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, choose sunglasses with both UVA and UVB protection. Also, wearing a hat with a brim will greatly reduce the amount of UV radiation slipping around the side of your sunglasses.
  • You’re probably using digital devices for hours each day at work and at home. These devices are exposing your eyes to high energy blue light. It’s called blue light because the wavelengths emitted are near the bluer part of the spectrum. So, there are some measures to be taken care of to keep your eyes healthy such as: keep your computer screen within 20″-24″ of your eye, blink frequently, adjust the lighting to minimize glare on the screen, Keep the top of your computer screen slightly below eye level and use lubricating eye drops to soothe irritated, dry eyes.
  • Keeping your hands clean is so important when it comes to your eyes, especially if you’re a contact lens wearer. Before you touch your eye (and before you put in or remove a contact lens) wash your hands with mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel. Some germs and bacteria that come from your hands can cause eye infections, like bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye).
  • Get a good night’s sleep. You’ll feel the difference when you get the sleep you need. You’ll look great, you’ll perform at home or work—and good rest will support the health of your eyes.