This week is National Eye Health Week 2018.
Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes.
National Eye Health Week aims to change all that by promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.
Follow these simple lifestyle tips to help keep your eyes and vision healthy.
- Get your eyes tested every 2 years even if you don’t think you need to. Some eye conditions don’t show any outward conditions and can only be detected by eye tests.
- Quit smoking. Current smokers are up to 4 times more likely to develop macular degeneration.
- Always protect your eyes when its sunny or you’re in high glare areas such as on snow or water. And if you work with hazardous or airborne materials wear safety glasses or protective googles to protect your eyes from injury.
- Keep fit and healthy and eat well. Studies show omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E may help prevent age related vision problems.
- Be screen smart. Staring at a screen for long periods an make your eyes sore, itchy and tired. Take regular breaks to keep your eyes feeling fresh and bright.
So, if you’re concerned about your vision, or you haven’t had an eye test in the last two years then the best way to start looking after your eyes is to book an appointment today.
You can book your appointment with us here