At Markham Vision Centre we not only want to provide you with the perfect frames, we want to make sure you’re taking proper care of your eyes. If your vision has changed or you squint when you’re at the computer, following our tips can help you prevent further vision loss.
Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light
We spend a lot of time staring at screens. Remember the 20/20/20 rule - look 20 feet away every 20 minutes for 20 seconds. We blink 42% less when staring at screens. Remember to blink, eyes need hydration too.
In this day and age blue light is playing a bigger role in our daily life. Sources of blue light include: sun, digital screens, all electronic devices and fluorescent and LED lighting. Ask for a demonstration of BluSelect Lenses. BluSelect lenses protect eyes from UV and damaging blue light, protect against retinal damage, relieve digital eye strain, reduce sleep pattern disturbance and filter blue light.
Protect Your Eyes from Particles
Proper eye protection when working around flying particles or working with chemicals is crucial. Guard your eyes.
Eat Good Food for Eye Wellness
Foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and Vitamins C & E are great for your vision as you age. Try incorporating foods like salmon, leafy greens like spinach, citrus fruits, eggs and nuts into your diet.
Make sure to choose sunglasses that protect from 100% of both UVA and UVB rays, which can significantly harm your eyes over time. If you're in the car a lot, try out polarized sunglasses with good protection, as polarization helps to reduce glare.
Quit Smoking, or Don't Start at All
Smoking increases your risk of cataracts, optic nerve damage and macular degeneration.
Keep Your Hands Clean
You may not think about it too much, but if you don't wash your hands very much throughout the day, you are certainly touching your eyes and potentially contaminating them with bacteria! Regular hand washing is key to eye wellness, especially if you wear contact lenses. Always make sure you wash your hands before you handle your lenses in your eyes.
Eye Wellness can be Monitored with Visits to the Eye Doctor
Make sure you make regular, annual appointments for thorough eye exams! Your eye doctor can check your eyes for any health issues and prescribe you correctional lenses if you're having trouble seeing. Your eye doctor can even apply drops to test your eyes for diseases you may not have noticed symptoms for, so it's really important to keep those appointments and take them seriously!