In the hustle and bustle of our hectic modern lives, it’s easy to take our eye health for granted. However, protecting your eyes is an important part of staying healthy and maintaining your quality of life. To avoid eye health problems and keep your eyes healthy as you age, consider these simple guidelines.
How To Avoid Eye Health Problems
Choose healthy foods
Eating a healthy diet is not only good for your body, but it can also help you maintain good vision health for years to come. The American Academy of Opthalmology recommends the following foods to boost eye health:
- Leafy greens
- Dark green vegetables
- omega 3 fatty acids
Protect your eyes from UV rays
Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays is one of the most common reasons for vision deterioration. So don’t take any chances. Sunglasses should be worn for every season – not just the sunny summer months. We have the latest styles in sun glasses including Maui Jim, Oakley, Carrera, Liz Claiborne, Valentino, Saks, Nine West and more.
We live in a digital world, which means you most likely spend most of your day in front of your computer and phone. As you may have guessed, these digital devices can lead to eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes. To combat or reduce digital eye strain, consider cutting down on screen time. Plus, turn down the brightness level of your device screens, particularly during evening hours.
Visit your eye doctor
A comprehensive eye exam can determine your risk for eye diseases and ensure that your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is accurate. We recommend an exam once every two years. If you currently have an eye disease or are approaching stages in life that put you at risk for age-related eye disease, it’s best to visit your eye doctor more frequently. At Davis Vision Center, we offer the newest contact lenses available and a contact lens specialist on staff to assist you in addition to our certified optician.
Contact Davis Vision Center For Improved Vision
At Davis Vision Center, our goal is to improve lives with better eyesight, and we’d love to show you how we can improve yours as well. Our convenient location is great for patients living in the Salt Lake Valley as well as the Northern and Southern Utah areas.