Welcome back to the Crescent Eye Care blog. In part one of this blog series, we began looking at ways you can improve your eye care and vision health by practicing healthy habits every day. In our last post, we suggested the following eye care tips:
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid touching and rubbing your eyes.
- Protect your eyes from sunlight and damaging UV rays.
Here are three more healthy habits to consider incorporating into your daily routine to care for your eyes daily.
Take Breaks From Screens
We live in the Digital Age, which means people constantly expose their eyes to electronic display screens on smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions, and even virtual reality devices. Staring at these screens for hours on end causes the ocular muscles to strain. While these devices offer setting features that allow you to adjust the color, brightness, color, and tone, they can still damage your eyes and vision. It’s important to take breaks from staring at these screens, to give your eyes a chance to rest and re-adjust to their normal surroundings.
Drink Plenty of Water
The human body needs water to function properly. Your eyes benefit from regular fluid intake which helps prevent dry, red, and irritated eyes. Drink sufficient amounts of water every day to maintain healthy eyes.
Eat Healthy Foods
Eating foods that support and strengthen your eyes and vision will help keep your eyes functioning properly. Eat plenty of fruits, veggies, and proteins that are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, lycopene, and, of course, beta-carotene. These nutrients are essential for maintaining eye and vision health.
Regular Eye Exams
Keep up with regular eye exams to ensure your eyes and vision are in good health. Your trusted Charleston eye care specialists at Crescent Eye Care can check for eye and vision problems and determine the best corrective care to meet your individual eye care needs. Call us today to schedule an eye exam, and join us next time as we continue looking at ways to care for your eyes every day.