The Importance Of Eye Health And Eyesight

The Importance Of Eye Health And Eyesight

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Our eyesight is one of our most important bodily senses, so it only makes sense for us to take care of our eye health. It is important to get guidance from a healthcare professional to maintain healthy vision. Here, you will learn what to do in order to maintain healthy eyes:

Wear sunglasses

It is a good idea to invest in protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe from the sun’s UV rays. Too much UV exposure can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration and pinguecula. To prevent this from happening, your next pair of sunglasses should have 99–100% UVA and UVB protection. If sunglasses are not your favorite accessory, you can opt for UV-protective contact lenses.

Have regular eye tests

We know that eye tests can be financially-troubling, but your eyesight is invaluable. If you have regular health insurance, you can still get your eyes screened. Eye exams are important if you have a family history of eye diseases. If you are still thinking about the financial implications, there are also organizations that can provide free eye tests to those who qualify. Here are some symptoms to watch out for:

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing in low light conditions
  • Red eyes for long time periods
  • Constant eye pain and swelling
  • Frequent flashes of light

Consider wearing wrap-around lenses if you play a lot of outdoor sports

Wrap-around sunglasses have frames that curve around your head to create a wider field of vision. They also fit your head better and that is why they are perfect for athletes. Wraparound sunglasses come in non-prescription and prescription-ready styles. These sunglasses also prevent the sun’s rays from creeping in on the sides of your eyes. Not to mention, they also prevent glares and bright spots from disturbing your vision while you participate in outdoor sports.

What causes bad eyesight

Here are some things that can cause bad eyesight:

  • Wearing old makeup
  • Smoking
  • Excessive exposure to computer screens
  • Dry air
  • Sharing towels
  • Excessive coffee consumption

What foods improve eyesight naturally

Foods that are rich in nutrients, including foods that contain vitamin C, E, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and lutein. Here is a list of foods you should stick to:

  1. Fruits: oranges, lemons and grapefruits
  2. Vegetables: spinach and kale
  3. Fish: salmon, tuna and sardines
  4. Other foods: nuts and eggs

What is a good vitamin for dry eyes

If you suffer from dry eyes, you should invest in vitamins B6, B12, E and C.

Are you interested in buying glasses or are you just concerned about your eye health? If so, feel free to book an eye exam online or visit 3 For 1 Glasses today. At 3 For 1 Glasses, we have a variety of sunglasses made just for you. With 20 years of experience, we have come to realise that one pair of glasses is just not enough – that is why we offer three glasses for the price of one! We have also won the Consumer Choice award for the best optical store in Hamilton since 2013. Contact 3 For 1 Glasses to book an eye exam today.