It doesn’t take much to irritate your eyes, and now that spring is in full bloom, your eyes are at an even greater risk of eye and vision problems. In part one of this blog series, we’ll look at ways you can care for your eyes, maintain sharp vision, and protect your peepers from eye problems by incorporating these healthy habits into your daily practices.

Wash Your Hands Frequently

Your hands pick up bacteria from touching numerous objects in a day. When you touch your eyes without washing your hands, this bacteria can spread to your eyes and create a myriad of eye problems that could become serious if left untreated. Wash your hands regularly to avoid damaging your eyes when you rub or touch them.

Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Because your hands are vulnerable to picking up germs and bacteria that can be transferred to your eyes, it’s best to avoid rubbing and touching your eyes, especially with unwashed hands. This can prevent spreading dirt and germs to your eyes that can cause infections. The last thing you want is a painful eye infection.

Shield Your Eyes from the Sun

The sun produces damaging ultraviolet rays that can harm your eyes and vision. What’s more, regular exposure to the sun and UV rays increases your risk for macular degeneration, a common age-related eye condition. If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors this spring, make sure to protect your eyes from exposure to UV rays. Besides, with all of the stylish sunglasses available these days, there’s no reason not to wear fashionable sunglasses that also protect your eyes.

Schedule an Eye Exam

Be sure to schedule regular comprehensive eye exams at your trusted Charleston eye care center to protect your eye and vision health. Give Crescent Eye Care a call today to schedule an eye exam, and be sure to check back for part two of this blog series.