Maintaining good eye health is crucial for ensuring clear vision and avoiding potential vision problems. Routine eye exams with Amplify EyeCare optometrists are essential, but there are also several steps you can take to maintain healthy eyes between appointments. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover the best practices for an effective eye care routine, as well as answer common questions and share some fun facts.
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can help maintain healthy eyesight. Leafy greens like spinach and kale, as well as fish like salmon and tuna, contain important nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are all beneficial for eye health. For those over the age of 50, a diet rich in lutein and zeaxanthin can reduce the risks of age related macular degeneration.
Whether you're working on a DIY project, playing sports, at your job, or spending time outside, wearing protective eyewear can prevent eye injuries that can lead to vision loss. Talk to our optometrists or opticians about lens options that protect your eyes.
Millions of Americans suffer from negative symptoms after spending time on their digital device.
After a long time on a digital device there are many reasons why your eyes may get watery, itchy, tired, strained, lose their place or focus, wander, or feel dry.
These may include:
Strain or sleep problems from blue light exposure: The blue light emitted by electronic devices may potentially strain your eyes, cause hormonal issues, and cause digital eye strain.
Poor alignment: Eye alignment is one of the most common reasons why a person might feel strain from using a digital device. This can be helped through special lenses or therapy.
Dry Eye: While dry eye is a complex disease, the evidence shows that extended periods of time on digital devices mean we blink less and less fully, causing symptoms of dry eye.
Smoking can increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and other eye diseases. Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of these conditions and improve your overall health.
Get regular exercise: Exercise can help prevent eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by increasing blood flow to the eyes and reducing eye pressure. Incorporate eye health exercises into your workout routine for added benefits.
Proper eye hygiene can help prevent eye infections. Wash your hands before touching your eyes, avoid touching your eyes with dirty hands, and regularly clean your contact lenses and contact lens case. Be careful to not get your contact lenses wet with water or overuse contact lenses.
Know your family history
Certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, can be hereditary. Knowing your family's eye health history can help you take preventive measures and catch potential problems early.
Routine eye exams are essential for maintaining good eye health and vision. During an eye exam, our optometrist can detect early signs of eye diseases and conditions that may not yet be causing noticeable symptoms. This early detection allows for prompt treatment and can prevent vision loss or other complications. Additionally, routine eye exams can identify refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, which can be corrected with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Regular eye exams are especially important for those with a family history of eye diseases or conditions, as they may be at higher risk and require more frequent monitoring.
Take control of your eye health by scheduling an eye health appointment for a routine eye exam with us today. Our experienced optometrists use state-of-the-art technology to provide a comprehensive examination and ensure that your eyes are healthy and your vision is clear. Early detection of eye diseases and conditions is key to preventing vision loss, so don't wait until you notice symptoms or experience vision problems.