10 Jan Six New Year’s resolutions for better eye health
Better Eye Health
Now that 2018 is in full swing, you’ve likely set a few goals already for the new year. While you may not have thought about it, there are several New Year’s resolutions you can make for 2018 that will benefit your eye health, including:
Do not wear your contacts longer than recommended
How long do you wear your contacts? Experts recommend you should not wear your them longer than 10 to12 hours per day. If you wear your contacts too long, you run the risk of getting eye infections as well as developing serious eye diseases.
Always dump out used saline solution
A majority of contact lens-related eye infections comes from not taking proper care of them. This includes dumping out your contact solution that you used to store your lenses overnight. Before you take off your contact lenses at night, you need to dump out the solution from the night before, if you have not already, and fill your case with new solution.
Make sure your eyes are protected from UV rays
Your regular glasses, sunglasses, and contacts should all have UV protection. Limiting UV exposure can help reduce the risk of skin cancer of the eyelids and cataracts as well as many other conditions.
Take visual breaks to avoid eyestrain
If you spend a significant amount of time on a computer, tablet, smartphone or another screen, remember the 20/20-20/20 Rule. This means looking up from your work every 20 minutes to an object 20 feet or more way for at least 20 seconds. Doing this can dramatically eliminate any eyestrain and can improve the comfort of your neck.
Get your kids eye examined
Many serious eye issues can be prevented if they are detected early. If you have children, set a 2018 resolution to get their eyes examined.
Eat healthily and take your vitamins and supplements
Multiple studies show that taking your vitamins daily as well as supplements can help decrease your chances of developing an eye condition or disease. Be sure to consult your optometrist before taking any vitamin or supplement.