Your vision is not something you should remember every year for your vision checkup. You should remember to take good care of your vision every single day. Your vision is very important and you need to take it seriously, just as you would for the care of every part of your body. To take care of your vision daily, there are a number of things you should be doing. Read on for some helpful tips to help you care for your eyes and your vision.
Watch For Issues
Keep watch for eye issues such as discharge from an infection or tears/burning from a scratch or injury can worsen and lead to other vision or eye problems. If you have any issues at all, you need to seek help from the eye doctor. Make an appointment to go in immediately for an exam and checkup. Worsening issues that could occur include vision loss or permanent eye damage.
Wear Your Lenses
It's fine to give your eyes a break from time to time, but you should wear your lenses (contacts or eyeglasses) in order to see. Failing to wear them daily as needed could lead to further eye strain and vision loss. It can also cause headaches and other strains such as neck or shoulder strain if you are straining to see. Wear your eyeglasses to give your eyes a break from contact lenses when you can, as over-wearing your contact lenses can block the flow of oxygen to your eyes and lead to eye strain and vision loss.
Sleep Without Lenses
Sleeping in your contact lenses can also block oxygen from getting to your eyes and cause eye strain. They can also roll to the back of the eye, or stick to the eye as there is a lack of moisture in your eyes. Don't sleep in your contact lenses unless they are made for this, and even then you should probably skip doing this. Take your lenses out at night and keep them in your lens case.
Keep Your Fingers Out Of Your Eyes
Rubbing your eyes can sometimes feel good, but you may be spreading bacteria from your hands to your eyes. Bacteria can lead to eye infections which will require treatment by the optometrist. Keep your hands off of your face and out of your eyes. Always wash your hands with warm soapy water before you touch your eyes or before taking out or putting in your contact lenses.
Your eyes need care every single day, not just on the day of your eye appointment. Be sure you are doing what you can do take care of your vision and keeping your eyes healthy. Talk to an ophthalmologist about other vision care tips.Share
10 July 2020
Do you remember the last time you thought about the quality of your vision? Although it can be easy to write off vision problems as a simple frustration, taking the time to visit your eye doctor might help you to take care of important aspects of your day to day life. In addition to making your vision more comfortable with the right pair of frames or the right contact lenses, going to the eye doctor might also help you to keep up with your overall eye care. If you have an undetected disease or illness, your eye doctor might mention it before it affects your health. Read this blog for more information.