Your eyes are some of the most sensitive organs in your body. Unfortunately, many people are unknowingly adopting habits that could be hurting their eyes. That’s why it’s a good idea to examine your everyday routine and daily habits to ensure you aren’t inadvertently doing something that could hurt your eyes.
In this article, your trusted scleral optometrist from Lumen Optometric highlights some common habits that are bad for your eyes.
Bad Habit #1: Not giving your eyes a break.
Smart phones, laptops, tablets,and other digital devices with LCD screens are a staple of almost everyone’s daily lives. While looking at digital screens cannot always be avoided, spare yourself from digital eye strain by resting your eyes after every 20 minutes of screen time.
Bad Habit #2: Using contact lenses improperly.
If you’ve undergone any type of lenses treatment such as neurolens therapy and need to wear special lenses, it’s critical that you follow your eye doctor’s instructions when it comes to handling and caring for your lenses. The same goes for standard contact lenses.
Bad Habit #3: Rubbing your eyes.
This habit might be a little harder to kick. It might feel gratifying to rub your eyes, but rubbing your eyes too vigorously can cause the blood vessels under your eyelids to break. Try a cold compress the next time your eyes feel irritated.
Bad Habit #4: Not eating well.
A well-balanced diet is crucial to keeping your eyes healthy. Choose foods rich in vitamins C and E, as well as foods containing zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. You don’t have to cook elaborate meals — just make sure you load up on citrus fruits, fish and leafy greens.
Lumen Optometric cares about your eye health. We offer a wide range of products and services that are designed to cater to your optical needs. Call us today at (626) 921-0199 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!