Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month? It’s a perfect time to ensure you and your loved ones get an annual eye checkup. Taking time now to keep your eyes healthy and safe can save you from big vision problems in the future.
Here at Horizon Family Medical Group, we have three different locations to serve your vision and eye health needs:
In addition to getting regular eye exams, you can also take several precautions that will help keep your eyes healthy and clear for years to come. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), precautions include the following:
The ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can damage your eyes. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from these rays and help keep your vision sharp. When shopping for shades, look for a pair that blocks out at least 99% of both UVA and UVB radiation.
Eat eye-healthy foods
Did you know carrots are actually good for your eyes! It’s true. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables — especially dark leafy greens, like spinach or kale — can help keep your eyes healthy.
Get plenty of exercise
Your body derives a lot of great benefits from regular physical activity. Exercise can boost your mood, reduce stress, help you maintain a healthy weight — and protect you from serious eye diseases!
Give your eyes a rest
If you spend time on your computer or phone, you may forget to blink, causing your eyes to become fatigued. Try following the 20–20–20 rule during your day: every 20 minutes, look away from the screen and focus about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.
Wear eye protection — at work and at play
At work, protect your eyes from injury by wearing protective eyewear, like safety glasses, goggles, and safety shields. Same goes for sports activities. Talk with your doctor to ensure you have the proper type of eye protection for your work and play situation.
Make an appointment today with one of our highly trained ophthalmologists in the location closest to you. We look forward to working with you to ensure you and your loved ones maintain healthy and happy eyes.