7 ways to improve your eye health

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2020
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It’s so easy to take good eyesight for granted. That is, until injury, infection or illness impacts your vision. Here are several simple steps that go a long way toward keeping your eyes healthy.

  1. Eat well. Fruits and vegetables are chock full of nutrients that can help you maintain or improve your eye health. Eat fatty fish like salmon and tuna, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids and good for your eyes. A well-balanced diet can help reduce blood pressure and your risk for type 2 diabetes, which can lead to cataracts, vision loss and blindness.
  2. Get moving. Physical activity can help you stay healthy and reduce your risk of conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which can lead to vision problems.
  3. Stop smoking. Smoking is associated with several health problems, including eye diseases and cataracts. It’s never too late to quit! Talk to your doctor about the various resources to help you quit, including medications and smoking-cessation programs.
  4. Give your eyes a rest. Staring at your computer or phone causes eye strain and blurry vision, as well as trouble focusing at a distance. Take a break every 20 minutes by looking 20 feet away for 20 seconds to help reduce strain.
  5. Protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Sunglasses that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays are ideal. Wide-brimmed hats provide additional protection to your eyes, face and ears.
  6. Wear protective eyewear. It’s easy to forget, but safety glasses and goggles protect your eyes from damage during sporting activities, construction work and home repairs.
  7. Get a regular eye exam. Some eye diseases develop slowly, and patients won’t experience pain or vision loss. That’s one reason why it’s important to get regular eye exams. We can screen for diseases and detect any vision problems early for better treatment and management.

New York Laser Vision offers comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. We emphasize preventative care to help you maintain or improve eye health. To learn more about our services, schedule an appointment by calling 718-676-6464 today.

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