Healthy Steps to Take Care of Your Eyes

KJ Martin
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March 20, 2023
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Healthy Tips to Take Care of Your Eyes

Using the same eyeballs everyday, it can be difficult to understand when things are getting worse. Vision slowly blurs over time, or peripheral sight disappears, gradually closing in on you year after year.

But you’re not alone. Approximately 2.2 billion people have some kind of vision impairment, according to the World Health Organization, and almost half of these cases are considered preventable and worsen due to lack of treatment.

Here are some tips to help you stay on top of your eye health.

See your eye doctor regularly.

While most people with vision loss or impairment are over 50, vision changes can happen at any age. People with hypertension, diabetes, a family history or certain ethnicities, you may be more likely to experience certain eye diseases.

Annual eye exams aren’t a guarantee against eye problems, but they can help to detect, prevent and treat eye ailments before they get worse.

Also, if you have prescription eyewear, regular doctor visits allow you and your doctor to keep your prescriptions updated, which reduces eye strain. However, regular appointments are important even when your eyes seem healthy, because only a professional can detect certain eye and vision changes.

Wear eye protection.

It’s a good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV exposure and the elements during outdoor activities. You should also consider eye protection during sports, yardwork and home improvement projects.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Leading a healthy lifestyle can also help you maintain healthy eyes. Some good practices are limiting your screen time, eating a healthy diet and keeping your hands and eyes clean. If you smoke, it could also benefit your eyes if you quit smoking.

If you have questions about how your health insurance covers eye problems and where vision insurance can fill in the gaps, please reach out to us for help.