3 Easy Ways to Get Better Vision

Retinal Exam Dallas, TXIf you are the type of person, who watches what you eat, what you put on your body and eats a pretty healthy diet, then you know just how important every part of your body is— including your vision. However, as a part of the body that’s often forgotten about — or at least until you can’t read or see a stop sign anymore— many people aren’t aware that there are simple life changes that you can make to protect your vision health.

Eat Well

Everybody knows that a diet high in fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean protein is the best way to go. However, just like with most things, eating right every day is easier said than done. If you are looking for another reason to change up your diet to something healthier, consider your vision. Studies have shown that diets rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Zinc work together to prevent eye disease like macular degeneration and sustain your vision.

Wear Sunglasses

We can’t stress enough the importance of wearing sunglasses that have both UVA and UVB protection in them— and we aren’t just talking about wearing them to the beach. You should wear sunglasses every time you’re outside when the sun is up. If you think about it, sunglasses are the only thing that’s standing between you and the sun’s damaging rays. When looking for sunglasses, make sure that they have UV protection, have darker shades, and that they cover the entire eye.

Wear Protective Eyewear

Whether you play sports or do a lot of home improvement projects around the house, make sure that you are always wearing the proper protective eyewear. Even though most of the time you may be okay, it only takes a few seconds for something to permanently scratch your cornea or worse.

Watch your Makeup

You may not realize it, but your eye makeup is a breeding ground for harmful germs and bacteria that can cause eye infections. Make sure that you aren’t sharing your eye makeup and that you are getting new mascara every couple of months. As another preventative tip, try cleaning off your eyeliner with rubbing alcohol every week or so to prevent the spread of germs. Also, make sure that you are washing your eye makeup brushes with hot water and soap.

Taking better care of your vision should be at the top of your list, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. If you want to learn more about your vision health or schedule your next eye exam, contact Dr. T. Jeff Russell at our Dallas office today: (214) 522-2661.

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