How You Can Protect Your Eyes
Updated: Aug 30, 2019
Protecting our eyes is an essential part of any healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, watching our weight and making sure we have our eyes checked regularly helps keep our vision in tip-top condition. But even more than this, protecting our eyes with these measures can also help in the detection of long-term health issues such as diabetes, which can lead to permanent eye damage. Part of maintaining good eye health requires protecting our eyes:
1) While you are traveling
2) From sun exposure
3) With eye fitness
Contact lenses take quite a lot of looking after, so if you wear them to make sure that you take everything you need for the duration of your holiday. If you wear weekly lenses or monthly lenses, make sure you pack enough solution in your luggage. It would be an excellent idea to take at least one spare pair of contact lenses, as there’s nothing worse than losing one lens and not having a back up to get you through the rest of your holiday!
From Sun Exposure
If you wear glasses, why not treat yourself to a pair of prescription sunglasses as well? These will protect your eyes from the glare of the sun without any loss of vision. If you’re driving your car, make sure you take your ordinary glasses for when you drive back in the dark; otherwise, you may end up having to drive home in sunglasses. You protect your skin with sun lotion when on holiday, so don’t forget to protect your eyes against the sun too. A good pair of polarized sunglasses will not only filter out the harmful UV rays of the sun, which can be much more intense in more southerly locations than they are in the US. The recirculated air in planes can often dry the surface of the eyes, making them uncomfortable, irritable and sore. So on long flights, it may be advisable to remove your contact lenses for the duration of the flight and use an ordinary pair of prescription glasses.
With Eye Fitness
The advantages of exercising your eyes are widely contested, which is why you may not have heard or read much about the subject, and yet you may be well aware or even own the popular game. They do however benefit people where there is a known muscle imbalance, but unless prescribed by your eye doctor, our advice is, therefore, to treat eye exercises as a bit of fun that can give you a welcome break from your busy lifestyle.
Overall, it is important however not to neglect your eye health by missing regular visits to your eye doctor.