Visual health is something young adults often take for granted. This is unfortunate as your eye health and visual acuity have a major impact on your overall well being and quality of life. . In today’s article, your trusted eye exam doctor from Lumen Optometric shares some simple eye health tips for young adults.
Take a Break When Using Digital Devices
Young adults tend to spend a lot of time on their digital devices. Unfortunately, staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can make the eyes feel dry and tired, eventually causing blurred vision. This is because people tend to blink less when staring at a digital screen. To avoid digital eye strain, you need to give your eyes frequent breaks. You can do this by following the 20-20-20 rule: after 20 minutes of screen time, look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds to give your eyes a break.
Practice Good Contact Lens Hygiene
If you wear contact lenses, it’s critical to observe proper hygiene to avoid eye infections. Don’t sleep in your contact lenses and keep water away from your contacts. Use fresh contact lens disinfecting solution every time. Always wash your hands with soap and water and then dry them with a clean cloth before touching your contact lenses. Most importantly, follow your eye doctor’s recommendations about replacing your contact lenses. Don’t wear a pair of contact lenses beyond their scheduled replacement date.
Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
The three most important things you can do to safeguard your vision are maintaining a healthy diet, exercising often and avoiding smoking. Leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. You should also practice good sleeping habits. Lack of sleep can adversely affect your health in many ways.
Lumen Optometric offers a wide range of eye care services including orthokeratology therapy, neurolens therapy and more. We use the latest research and technology to give our local patients the very best treatments. Our mission is to provide cutting-edge, holistic care along with a great patient experience at the same time. Call us at (626) 921-0199 to learn more about our services and products or to schedule an appointment.