Eye problems are easily avoided if you take care of your eyes by practicing eye care habits every day. These are some of the simple yet effective ways of taking better care of your eyes: 

    • Avoid Rubbing your eyes – Your hands are exposed to dirt, dust and other bacteria all day, and all of them are easily transferred each time you touch or rub them. So avoid putting your hands in your eyes to prevent germs from spreading and getting your eyes infected or irritated.  
    • Practice frequent hand washing – wash your hands regularly to keep the bacteria at bay and prevent them from getting in contact with your eyes. 
    • Protect your eyes from the sun – to much exposure to sunlight and UV rays are bad and may increase your chances of getting age-related macular degeneration and may cause other problems like cornea sunburn. Eyeglasses are not just for fashion but most especially for the protection of your eyes. Using caps, visors and hats are also advice when going out. 
    • Hydrate – Fluids is critical to eyecare. And the well-being of the body. Lack of hydration could lead to sunken, hollow and discolored eyes. 
    • Quit Smoking – Smoking could increase your risk for diseases such as macular degeneration and cataract. Smoking could also damage your optic nerve and could case severe dry eyes. 
    • Sufficient sleep – a good rest is also good for the eye as your eye needs rest too. Making sure that you get enough sleep to keep your eyes healthy 
    • Balanced diet – Eating a balanced diet containing antioxidants that are beneficial to the eye care.  
    • Comfortable working environment – computer monitors should be about an arm’s length away from the eyes to avoid strain to the eyes.  Make sure that you are working in an environment with sufficient lighting. 
    • Wear eye safety gear during activities – in whatever you do, never forget to protect your eyes. 
    • Regular eye checkups – One of the best eyecare is regular checkup. Regular eye check-up and exam will also help in detecting age-related eye problems, such as cataracts and glaucoma.  

The eyes are one of the most important organ in the human body. Our sight should not be taken for granted and eye health should be a priority. If you notice a change in your eyesight, seek immediate medical attention. It is better to take precautionary measures than seek help when damage is already irreversible. Our ophthalmologist is ready to see you. Call us at 347-868-1060.