5 Tips On How To Protect Your Eyes This Eye Care Month
- Posted on: Jan 15 2023
It’s Eye Care Month! We’re all for celebrating our peepers, but we should also be realistic about the threats to our vision. Whether it’s the blue light from our screens or the UV rays from the sun, our eyes are constantly under attack.
But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here are 5 tips on how to protect your eyes this Eye Care Month:
Limit Blue Light From Your Screens
Keeping your eyes on screens all day can be hard. Smartphones, computers, and other devices can emit blue light that causes eye strain. You should limit your blue light exposure to protect your eyes. One way to do this is by using glasses or apps that filter blue light. Some phone and computer screens even have blue light filters built into them. Rest your eyes by taking breaks from screens often.
Take Breaks From Staring at Screens
Looking at screens all day can strain your eyes and cause fatigue and headaches. We all know how important it is to take breaks from staring at screens. If you work at a computer all day, take breaks every 20 minutes. Get up, walk around, or look away from the screen for a few minutes. Your eyes will appreciate it.
Manage Your Stress
Stress can take a toll on your overall health, including your eyesight. Stress can cause several eye problems, including dry eye, eye fatigue, and migraines. If you’re feeling stressed, ensure you’re taking steps to manage your stress. Talk to your doctor about stress management, and find ways to relax and de-stress.
Wear Safety Goggles When Necessary
If you’re working with chemicals or other hazardous materials, make sure you’re wearing safety goggles. This will help to protect your eyes from any potential injuries.
Use Eye Drops as Needed
If your eyes are dry or irritated, you may need eye drops. Make sure you’re using eye drops designed for your specific problem. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you’re unsure which eye drops to use.
Protect Your Eyes From the Sun
The sun can harm your eyes, so protecting them from the sunlight’s harmful UV rays is imperative. Wear sunglasses and a hat when you’re outdoors, and make sure you’re wearing sunscreen. If you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period, make sure you’re taking breaks to avoid eye fatigue.
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