Giving our eyes the best possible care should be a priority for all of us, and there are a few ways that we can do this. Having routine eye exams, sticking to a good diet and protecting our eyes when we are outdoors are all things that can make a massive difference. It requires extra work and forethought to properly care for our eyes, but it is vital that we put this work in if we want to look after them the best way possible. There are some factors, such as advancing age, that can have an impact on our eyes no matter how much we care for them. But we can keep the risks lower and help ourselves if we take a more proactive approach, rather than not thinking about it or just waiting for what we feel is inevitable to happen. So, let us now look in more detail at things we can do for the benefit of our eyes.
Keep up with routine eye exams
Eye exams are especially important because there may be things going on with our eyes that we are unaware of. Conditions may be starting to develop that, if caught quickly, can be managed and treated. Any concerns or problems can also be monitored. We do not want to sit and wait for these problems to become so big that they cannot be treated, and in some cases lose our sight. Eye problems can develop at any age, from babies to the elderly, so even with young children, eye exams should be done on a regular basis.
Stick to a good diet
Our diet plays a major part in how healthy we are, and the eyes are no exception to that. Our eyes need all the best nutrients, just like the rest of us. So, make sure you have a lot of green vegetables in your diet. For that Omega 3 and other nutrients, have at least a couple of portions of oily fish each week. And include protein by enjoying lots of eggs and some nuts, as well as getting a healthy dose of vitamin C.
Protect our eyes when we are outdoors
This is so important too. On those bright days, make sure you are wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from damaging UV exposure. Even while wearing sunglasses, damage can be done through the sides so extra care is needed. Why not invest in a wraparound pair of sunglasses? And make sure the glasses you choose are equipped with UV protection.