As you are setting New Year’s resolutions, have you considered any goals that will impact your visual health? January is often a time when people commit to improving themselves in the new year. Here are a few goals that you might add to your resolution list so that you can protect your vision this year:
Spending a lot of time in front of a screen can lead to eye strain. Even though it might be difficult to avoid the screen altogether, you can reduce the stress of eye strain by following these rules:
Most people associate carrots with good vision because of the beta-carotene in the carrots. But, don’t overlook the benefits of other healthy foods as well. These foods provide the minerals and vitamins that are needed to support your health and optimize performance.
Eat more berries, citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, and oily fish. These foods are rich in omega-3’s, antioxidants, lutein, and zinc, which are compounds that help with visual health.
It is easy to get lazy about caring for your contact lenses. But, consistent care is essential if you want to avoid eye problems. At the end of the day, use the right solutions and cleaners to clean the lenses. Always follow the recommended time for wearing the lenses, and dispose of the old lenses when it is time for a new pair.
If you want to learn more about protecting your vision, it is important that you visit with an experienced eye doctor. We are here to support your efforts, and invite you to schedule an appointment. Call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.