5 Eye Tips You Don't Know

5 Eye Habits To Start

Follow these five simple tasks and your eyes will thank you.

Eyes are one of the most important parts of our bodies, but also one of the most susceptible to damage. Follow these five tips to help keep your eyes as healthy as possible.

1. Throw out that mascara!

Seriously, throw it out. Keeping your mascara for more than two months can build up bacteria that you don’t want to hear about. Use a permanent marker to write the date you open it on the tube, so you won’t use it past its shelf life.

2. Get yourself a quality pair of UVA/UVB-approved sunglasses.

Rain or shine, UV rays do not disappear because it’s cloudy. Shades don’t only look great on you, they also protect your eyes more than you know. Make sure to search for the UVA/UVB label for the correct lenses.

3. Eat your veggies!

We know, we know, oldest saying in the book. However, a simple balanced diet with tons of leafy greens and foods with omega-3 fatty acids can reduce your risk of dry eyes, macular degeneration, cataracts, and so much more.

4. Wash your hands when handling contacts.

Good hygiene may seem so obvious but you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget. Contact lens solution will help kill bacteria on your lenses but that doesn’t mean germs can’t hitch a ride from your fingers. And, maybe keep a spare set of eyeglasses around in case there’s nowhere to wash.

5. Stop relying on eye drops

Sorry, allergy sufferers! But if you rely on eye drops to alleviate red eyes or eye discomfort, we have some news for you. Every “red eye” has a cause for the redness and if your eyes are persistently red it may be that time to schedule an eye exam*. Find out why its occurring and, better yet, how to treat it!

This list is just a few eye health tips out of many! Follow our Facebook page for updates to constantly learn more ways to keep your eyes safe for years to come. For overall eye health, schedule your comprehensive eye exam* today.

Sources:
https://uihc.org/health-library/contact-lens-faqs
https://www.thevisioncouncil.org/sites/default/files/VC_UV_Report2015-FINAL.pdf
http://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/foods.htm

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