Eye Care Tips

 

Tip #2: Get sunglasses with superior UV protection to shield your eyes the way you shield your skin from the sun

Tip #3: Did you know that certain types of sunglasses can be fitted with power lenses too?

Tip #4: It is recommended to wear sunglasses while driving during the day to shield the eyes against glares

Tip #5: Do you spend a lot of time outdoors or on the road? Discover the benefits of polarised sunglasses

Tip #6: Young eyes let in more UV light and need even more protection from the sun than adults

Tip #7: Are you sure you are using your contacts properly? Visit us for a free consultation

Tip #8: Regular use of re-wetting drops and always using fresh solution keeps your eyes and contact lenses healthy and comfortable

Tip #9: Do you work with the computer a lot? Ask about the 20-20-20 rule to relax your eyes

Tip #10: 80% of memories are made up of visual images

Tip #11: Read in good light. Dim light won’t hurt your eyes but can tire them more quickly

Tip #12: If it bothers your eyes to watch television in a dark room, keep a light on

Tip #13: Splash your eyes with cold water for sparkling eyes

Tip #14: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E boost healthy eye cells

Tip #15: Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which the retina needs

Tip #16: Leafy greens like kale, collard and and spinach contain lutein, which can reverse symptoms of macular degeneration.

Tip #17: Getting plenty of omega-3 fatty acids from fish and flax can help prevent dry eyes.

Tip #18: Need another reason to quit smoking? Smoking increases the risk and accelerates the development of cataracts, macular degeneration and optic nerve damage.

Tip #19: When you focus on work, you don’t blink as frequently. Take a break from activities that involve prolonged staring.

Tip #20: Magnifying the text and images on your phone or computer will help you avoid straining your eyes from squinting.

Tip #21: Artificial tears can help reduce eye irritation. Keep lubricating the eyes to help you work longer.

Tip #22: Good room lighting isn’t just flattering- it’s also healthy for your eyes. Keep bright lighting overhead to a minimum.

Tip #23: Wash your face before sleeping, and ensure you remove all eye make-up

Tip #24: To completely relax the eyes and the surrounding muscles, close your eyes and think of something that is pleasant or soothing and at a distance. Now gently open your eyes and look into the distance. Next, focus on an object at arm's length. Repeat this relaxing exercise four or five times a day

Tip #25: To soothe tired eyes, dip cotton pads in chilled milk and place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Now relax completely

Tip #26: Put sliced cucumber or potato slices over your eyes to treat dark circles

Tip #27: Be sure to have a pair of glasses with a recent prescription so that if you get any irritation from your contact lenses, you can change over

Tip #28: Sunglasses don’t just prevent crows’ feet from squinting-they also block harmful ultraviolet and other rays than can play a role in the development of cataracts and macular degeneration

Tip #29: To get your lenses sparkling clean, lightly brush them with a micro-fiber cloth, the perfect accessory to slip into your glasses case

Tip #30: If you work with hazardous or airborne materials at work or home, wearing safety glasses or protective goggles can protect your eyes from injury, vision loss, and blindness