It's Not Too Late To Resolve To Take Better Care Of Your Eyes This Year


New Year's Day might be over, but that doesn't mean there's no time left to make resolutions. If you're still trying to think of how you can make this year a good one, why not resolve to take better care of your eyes? Here are three New Year's resolutions that will make your eye doctor proud and go a long ways towards keeping your eyes healthy for years to come.

Spend less time behind the screen.

Staring at a computer screen is not healthy for your eyes. When you're looking at a screen, you blink less often. This causes your eyes to feel dry, which can increase your risk of infections and corneal abrasions. Plus, looking at a screen all day tends to lead to headaches and can cause blurry vision. If you have to work behind a computer, there are a few ways to reduce the impact this has on your eye health.

  • Remind yourself to look away from the screen whenever you're taking a second to think.
  • Turn down your screen brightness.
  • Get up to talk to coworkers in person when possible, instead of sending an email or IM.

Wear your sunglasses more regularly.

Even on cloudy days, sunlight contains harmful UV rays. The greater your exposure to these UV rays, the greater your risk of serious eye diseases like ocular melanoma and macular degeneration. Make this the year you become "sunglasses guy" or "sunglasses gal." Purchase a pair you really love so you don't mind wearing them, and keep them in your purse or bag so you always have them on hand. Remember — your windshield does not block UV rays, so you need to wear your sunglasses when driving, too.

Keep your regular appointment with your eye doctor.

Once you do this, you can count your resolution as "kept" for the year. Even if you think your vision is clear and your current prescription is perfect, it's still important to visit the eye doctor for regular eye exams. During the exam, your eye doctor will evaluate your eyes for signs of ailments like retinopathy, glaucoma, and ocular cancer. These diseases don't usually cause symptoms when they're in their early stages, so visiting your eye doctor is your best chance at an early diagnosis. And an early diagnosis can mean the difference between successful treatment and severe vision loss.

Make 2017 the Year of Eye Health. For more information, contact local professionals like Wolcott Optical Service LC.


18 January 2017

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