Prevention is the best cure
- As cliche as it sounds, preventing eye problems early on can help you from letting the situation get out of hand.
- Make sure to get your eyes regularly checked to ensure early detection of eyesight issues. A periodic eye exam every year can help to identify the early signs of long term vision issues and take the available steps to mitigate or prevent further damage .
- Family history is critical when it comes to vision issues. If you know of any family members, especially the immediate ones, who suffer an eye problem, make sure to stay alert of any vision difficulties and let your optometrist know the details.
- Eat a nutritious and wholesome diet to ensure that your vision is well taken care of.
- Protect your eyes from traumatic activities that may cause risks to your eyesight.
- Avoid exposing your eyes to extreme temperatures and direct sunlight.
- Make it a habit of going without your phone or any kind of screen exposure for some time during the day.
With modern day work pressures, our eyes are constantly exposed to multiple screens. Be it your smartphone, laptop, desktop or other devices, constant screen exposure leads to enormous strain on your eyes which eventually translates into weak eyesight. If you are constantly exposed to the computer by virtue of your work, here are a few things you can do to avoid eye strain:
- If you are performing a concentrated activity such as reading, using a computer, sewing, etc., make sure to give adequate rest and breaks to your eyes. Look away from your computer or book for at least five minutes.
- You may not realize this, but our eye’s natural ability to blink is an excellent way to reduce evaporation of the tear film that protects the cornea. With forced blinking, you can relieve the strain of the continuously looking in one direction for a long time as you are reading or looking at the computer screen.
- If you are driving for long distances, try to look at the dashboard for a second and look back at the road. Alternatively, you can stop at a safe parking spot and take a break from the continuous strain of driving. Try to look at far away and nearby objects and regularly shift focus so that you prevent eye strain.
No matter what measures you take, getting your eyes tested regularly is the best action to avoid vision problems. Orangeville Optometric Centre is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art clinic and eye exam facility for an accurate diagnosis of your eyesight issues. Talk to our team today to get your eyesight tested.