The most obvious way to protect your eyes from sun damage is to wear sunglasses when you’re outdoors in the sun—even on cloudy days! Wearing good quality sunglasses that offer full UVA and UVB protection will reduce the risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration. Look for lenses that block 99-100% of UV rays and make sure they fit snugly around the sides of your face so no light gets through.
If you smoke, consider quitting. Studies show that smoking increases the risk for a myriad of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye disease. Quitting improves the chances of avoiding eye disease. Smoking also increases inflammation in the body and in the eyes. People who quit smoking will have a 6.7% reduced risk of developing these diseases after one year. The risk drops by another 5% after 5 years.
If you wear contact lenses, make sure to follow your eye doctor’s advice on cleaning and taking care of your contact lenses and don’t overwear them to avoid infections. Washing hands is vital before putting on your contact lenses.
Always be careful with eye makeup, do not share eyeliner or mascara with others and make sure to replace mascara and eyeliner every 3 months to avoid bacteria buildup that can cause serious eye infections. It’s also best to choose eye makeup products with gentler ingredients.
Overall, there are several simple yet effective habits that anyone can implement into their daily routine in order to maintain good eye health – from wearing sunglasses outdoors regularly to eating nutrient-rich foods and visiting an optometrist annually – following these tips will go along way towards keeping our vision clear and sharp! The key is stay disciplined with our routines, so we don’t neglect our eye care needs over time; if we do this then we’ll be able enjoy healthy vision well into old age!
Take control of your eye health and start by scheduling an eye exam at Bocaview Optical. We offer curated luxury eyewear and eye exams using the latest eye care technology. Schedule an eye exam today!
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