More Than Just Eyesight – Expect More from your Eye Test
Our eyes are connected to our overall health. Eye exams can sometimes reveal underlying health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and even neurological issues.
So, how can you prioritise good vision?
• Schedule regular eye exams, aim for a comprehensive eye exam every two years, or annually if you have specific risk factors.
• If you wear contact lenses ensure you are carrying out good hygiene practices by washing your hands thoroughly before handling lenses, using the recommended cleaning solutions, and replacing lenses as prescribed.
• Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids. Engage in regular physical activity and manage chronic health conditions like diabetes.
• Protect your eyes with sunglasses that block UV rays and the damage they can cause. Wear sunglasses year round, not just in summer. Use protective eyewear when playing sport or activities that pose an eye injury risk.
• Give your eyes breaks. If you spend a lot of time with screens, remember the 20-20-20 rule: take a 20-second break every 20 minutes to look at something 20 feet away.
• Don't ignore warning signs like blurry vision, headaches, or eye strain. Schedule an appointment with your optometrist if you experience any concerning symptoms.
Prioritising good vision health is an investment in your present and future well-being. By scheduling regular eye exams, you can ensure a lifetime of clear, vibrant sight.