Your daily activities can have an impact on your eye health. As another year unfolds, people usually start listing habits they want to begin and ones they wish to quit. In your New Year’s resolutions, it would be great if you could include things that can help with your vision and eye health. For instance, seeing an eye exam doctor regularly.
Here’s what you can include in your vision and eye health resolutions for 2022.
Reducing Screen Time
Today, people spend more time on screens than ever before. However, excessive screen time can be detrimental to your eyes. It can increase your risk of developing dry eye syndrome, a condition that can cause your eyes to become red, dry, and itchy. If you have a job that requires you to use the computer for hours, make sure to give your eyes a break every once in a while.
Practice Healthy Contact Lens Wear
Contact lenses are a great option for people who don’t prefer to wear glasses. Using contacts is safe as long you practice good hygiene, wear them properly, and follow your eye doctor’s recommendations. You should avoid wearing contacts for extended periods, reusing old solution, and handling lenses without washing your hands.
Avoid Constant Eye Rubbing
While it may be tempting to rub your eyes when they are itchy, you shouldn’t. Doing so will only worsen the problem and put too much pressure on your eyes or even scratch them. You can use a cold compress if your eyes keep itching. If it feels like there’s something inside your eye, gently flush it with water. However, if the sensation persists, it’s best to see your eye doctor.
Wear Proper Eye Protection
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can be extremely harmful to your eyes. When going outside, make sure to wear UV-blocking sunglasses. Moreover, use protective eyewear when swimming, cooking with oil, doing home improvements, and other activities that risk eye injuries or involve chemicals.
For your eye care needs, Lumen Optometric is more than happy to help. We specialize in myopia treatment, corneal reshaping therapy, and more! Give us a call at (626) 921-0199 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.