Protecting your eyes is a very important step you can take to preserve your eye health. Daily life can take a serious toll and put your eyes at risk, activities like driving with your windows down, yard work, swimming, and even just being outside on a sunny day. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help keep your eyes protected from the outside world.
Wearing sunglasses- protecting your eyes from the suns harmful rays is perhaps one of the most important steps of protection you can take. Make sure that the sunglasses you wear protect from both UVA and UVB rays, otherwise you’re not doing your eyes any favors.
Proper Eye Protection- whether you’re blowing leaves, cutting wood or just sweeping the garage, you should wear proper eye wear to protect your eyes from small particles and flying objects that can potentially cause serious damage. Even a small grain of sand can cause serious eye problems.
Sports- the bigger the ball, the less likely chance for an eye injury. However, in sports like tennis, racquetball, paintball, and even badminton proper eye protection is strongly encouraged and even mandated in most places. Take the time to put on the protection, and while getting hit may seem unlikely, you’ll definitely be glad you had protection if it does happen.
Digital screens- it’s next to impossible to go through a single day without having some sort of interaction with a digital screen. If you work with computers all day, be sure to take breaks (every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break), remember to blink to keep your eyes lubricated, and while using reading glasses for a computer screen may seem like it would help you sit further away, they, however, may actually do more harm than good.
When in doubt, wear eye protection. Protecting your eyes, especially after laser eye surgery can be simple but sometimes takes a conscious effort. If you are considering laser eye surgery, keeping your eyes healthy and safe before and after the surgery is imperative. For more information regarding laser eye surgery, visit www.diamondvision.com for more information on the types of procedures and locations.