May is Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Tips | Houston Eye CareDid you know that most vision problems are preventable?  Most people assume vision loss is a natural part of getting older, but it doesn’t have to be. Protect your future by taking care of your eyes with these every day tips:

Wear Sunglasses – It is important to wear sunglasses, even on cloudy days.  They protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which damage your vision.  Plus, sunglasses are a great fashion accessory!

Make sure your sunglasses block 99% of both UVA and UVB radiation.  Our office has a wide selection of sunglasses to fit your eyewear needs. Stop by today and grab a new pair today!

Annual Eye Exam – The most important thing you can do to take care of your eyes is to visit your optometrist every year. Call us at (713) 664-8087 to schedule your annual eye exam with the best optometrists in Houston!

Exercise – It is important that you get regular physical activity. Not only does it reduce stress, boost your mood, it also can protect you from serious eye diseases – cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Many vision problems and eye diseases are also caused by high cholesterol and high blood pressure.  A healthy diet and regular exercise can help lower both.

Rest Your Eyes – With the rise in technology, most people spend a lot of time staring at their computer, phone, or tv.  This can tire out your eyes, leading to your eyes feeling irritated by the end of the day.

It is important to follow the 20-20-20 rule throughout your day to reduce eye strain.  You can also practice these eye exercises.

Eye Protection – It is important to protect your eyes at work and during sports to prevent serious work-related eye injuries and sports-related eye injuries.  There are many types of protective eyewear, such as safety glasses, goggles and shields and can come with prescription lenses.  Our eye doctors can discuss the type of eye protection you need to make sure you have the right kind and are using it correctly.

Eye-Healthy Foods – Since just about everything in our life relies on having accurate vision, it’s safe to say that eating eye health-focused foods should be a priority. Make sure to eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts and protein to keep your eyes healthy.

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