Make these resolutions to preserve your vision in 2019 and beyond
As the end of the year nears, people all over the Paducah, KY area are excited about the holiday season, the new year and making new year resolutions. However, many dread the thought of a new year’s resolution. For many, it’s a lofty goal they set but know they’ll never reach. However, by picking a more attainable goal, you can use a new year’s resolution to positively impact your immediate life. In the spirit of the new year, here are a few resolutions you can make that will greatly impact your eye health over the long haul!
Wear your readers
Many people wear glasses full time and many more where glasses part-time. Reading glasses are a common prescription for patients that suffer from astigmatism and other minor eye problems. However, many people also neglect to wear their readers because they don’t like the way they look, they’re uncomfortable and other reasons. Unfortunately, if you’re not wearing your reading glasses, you could be headed for a full-time pair before you know it!
Pay attention to having the proper lighting for all that you do. That means don’t stare at the computer or cell phone in a dark room. Don’t try to read anything in poor lighting. By keeping a book light by the bed and ensuring proper lighting in all rooms of your home, you’ll take preventative measures that could help preserve your vision over your lifetime.
One way you can keep your vision in great shape is to supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals that are aimed at and promoting eye health. However, don’t just go buying anything at the drugstore. Talk to your eye doctor about what’s best for you before taking anything!
When it comes to your eyesight, one of the most dangerous things is the very celestial body that allows us to see. The sun can really damage your eyes, especially if you look directly at it. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and promote optimal eye health. You can even talk to your eye doctor about prescription sunglasses that help you see better and safer!
Wear safety glasses
Whether you’re working at the factory or doing a small project at your home, safety glasses can prevent even the most gruesome eye injuries from sawdust and metal shavings to projectiles and more, you’ll be glad you were wearing your safety glasses when something goes wrong. You can also get safety glasses in your prescription.
Get an eye exam
The most important thing you can do to protect your eyes is to get regular examinations from a certified eye care professional. They’ll know what to look for and what to suggest to keep your vision in the best possible condition. In Paducah, KY, It’s Brush Optical for all your vision needs!