It’s easy to fall into bad habits and start not paying attention to things like your vision health. As a part of the body that is often neglected as you’re growing up, you may not know the first thing about how to take proper care of your eyes. To help you break bad habits and take better care of your vision, this article will give you a few, hopefully helpful, everyday tips that you can use.
Wash Your Hands
The best thing you can do when you’re working around your eyes— either by putting on makeup or putting in contact lenses— is to wash your hands before you touch around them. The germs, bacteria, and dirt on your hands can cause a variety of different issues including a scratched cornea or even an eye infection. Remember that the cleaner your hands are, the cleaner your eye will be as well.
Yes, sunglasses may seem like they’re just a really awesome accessory to make you look cool on Instagram, but they actually have a purpose. Make sure that you are wearing sunglasses every time you’re outside; they will help keep your vision protected from the sun’s damaging rays. When you purchase a new pair of sunglasses, make sure that they come with both UVA and UVB protection.
Get Regular Eye Exams
If you wear contacts or glasses, you should be getting your eyes examined by Dr. Julia Giyaur every year. During your eye exam, she will not only check your vision, but she will also check you for things like cataracts and glaucoma.
These are just a few simple ways that you can take better care of your vision. Do you want to learn more? Schedule your next eye exam at our Brooklyn office and call us at 718-676-6464.