The New Year is almost here, so don’t forget your eyesight and eye care when making resolutions.
Your eyes are one of the most vital and most easily injured parts of the body. Make a few resolutions to protect them, and ensure your healthy eyesight for years to come!
Four Eye Care Resolutions For The New Year:
1 – I Will Get An Eye Checkup
With every year you get older, your need for an annual eye exam will increase. This isn’t just about keeping track of your vision’s accuracy. Certain eye conditions are early warning signs of other health concerns including diabetes and some neurological disorders.
2 – I Will Get New Lenses When Needed
A lot of people keep old glasses as backups, or break a pair and then simply go back to their previous prescription. This is extremely stressful on the eyes, and can contribute to long-term degeneration form the increased eye strain.
Don’t use an old prescription any longer than is absolutely necessary. Keep your prescription current.
3 – I Will Always Wear Protective Goggles
When playing sports, working around heavy machinery or in an area with a lot of particles in the air, you need protective goggles and/or sports lenses. Your eyes are among one of the most vulnerable spots on your entire body.
Don’t take unnecessary risks. Wear protective goggles any time your eyes might be at risk.
4 – I Will Eat More Eye-Friendly Foods
Good eye care can be as basic as watching the things you eat. Certain foods like dark green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach, and red and orange vegetables such as carrots and some squashes, are heavy in the nutrients your eyes need to stay healthy and properly adjust to the light/dark.
There’s also a fair amount of research suggesting Omega-3 fish oil, whether distilled or from the fish, will improve the long-term health of your eyes.
Eye Health Is A Year-Round Concern
Good eye care today will pay off in improved vision in your later years. Make these eye care resolutions part of your routine, and you’ll enjoy better eyesight in the future!