Quick Tips for Healthy Vision

4 Ways to Show Your Eyes You Love Them

Posted Mar 1, 2018 | Eye Health

Our eyes work tirelessly to bring the world into focus, but we sometimes take them for granted. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it seemed like the perfect time to remind you to “Love Your Eyes” by embracing healthy habits. Here are four simple things you can do to take care of your eyes:

  1. Wear Sunglasses with Broad-spectrum UV Protection: The cells inside your eyes can be damaged by sunlight. That’s why it’s important to pop on a pair of sunglasses when heading outdoors. When buying sunglasses, make sure the lenses block 100% of UV rays – just because they’re tinted doesn’t mean your eyes are protected.
  2. Protect Your Eyes at Work and Play: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries every year. These range from impacts from flying objects to chemical burns. Athletes are also prone to eye injuries; a basketball to the face or dust kicked up by a mountain bike can wreck your day. You can even put your eyes at risk when working on your home. Luckily, the solution is straightforward: wear protective eyewear in risky situations. Impact-resistant lenses or wraparound athletic goggles offer extra protection without sacrificing visual quality. In addition, some manufacturers offer ballistic lenses engineered to absorb high-velocity impacts, useful for police and members of the military.
  3. Get Enough Sleep: It’s no secret that a lack of sleep takes a toll on our eyes; the bloodshot look is even used in cartoons to let us know when a character is exhausted. Our bodies need rest, and the eyes are no exception. Since we keep our eyes closed while sleeping, they’re able to moisturize after a long day of exposure to the elements. The eyes also clean out dust and debris overnight so that you’re able to find your way to a cup of coffee in the morning.
  4. Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam Every Year: An annual visit to your eye doctor is crucial to protecting your vision. There are many conditions that don’t display obvious symptoms, and early intervention can save your eyesight. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can check your eyes for signs of trouble. They’ll examine eye movements, visual acuity, the retina, and the optic nerve, among other things. Has it been a while since your last eye exam? Find an eye doctor today.

Eyeconic is Committed to Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

At Eyeconic, we take vision health seriously. All of our lenses provide 100% UV protection, and we offer hundreds of sunglasses to choose from. Need impact-resistant lenses? They’re available as a lens upgrade. Athletes will find plenty of options to choose from, including Nike glasses and Dragon eyewear. Finally, we work with major vision benefits plans to help you save money.

Interested in learning more about your eyes? Check out The Complete Guide to Healthy Eyes.