Your eyes are your gateway to observing and visually understanding the world around you. Without them functioning as well as they usually should, life can become a bit more complicated, to say the least. That’s why taking care of your eye health to the best of your ability should always be one of your top health concerns.
Though professional eye exams and corrective measures will have the most benefit to your eye health, there are a number of things you can do right at home to preserve the health of your eyes. A few of those simple tips include:
Adopting the 20-20-20 Rule
It can be hard to separate yourself from the various screens you use in your day-to-day life in today’s highly technological era. The 20-20-20 Rule is a simple way to keep your eyes feeling good and free of excessive strain from too much screen time. What it involves is that for every 20 minutes of time you spend looking at your phone, computer, or TV, you should look away for 20 seconds, preferably at something at a distance of 20 feet away.
Protecting Your Eyes Indoors and Outdoors
Though simple enough, it is always good to get a reminder. Protecting your eyes with the proper eyewear can make all the difference in how well you’re able to maintain your eyesight into the later years of your life. From safety goggles when working with tools and chemicals to simply using sunglasses when it’s a bright and sunny day, even the littlest things can help maintain your eye health.
Eating Right, Drinking Right, Living Right
As with all aspects of your health, having the proper diet and lifestyle can significantly affect your eye health. That’s why it’s essential to keep a good weight and healthy body by:
- Eating nutritious foods, especially those with eye health benefits, such as fruits, vegetables, and fish
- Staying adequately hydrated with healthy drinks such as water, tea, and juice
- Abstaining from smoking entirely, as tobacco can have harmful side effects on your vision
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re concerned about your eye health, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stuart Sondheimer by calling 847-677-2794. With a convenient location north of Chicago in Skokie, IL, he proudly services all of the surrounding communities.