Everyday Eye Care Tips
Easy tricks and tips for your vision
At Pearle Vision, we believe that everyone should be able to see things clearly. Getting an eye exam at least every two years as recommended by the American Optometric Association* is a great way to start the process towards seeing clearly and better eye health. Here are some other small things that you can start doing right away to ensure proper eye care:
Eating more leafy greens is a great way to keep your eyes healthy because they are filled with vitamin C, beta carotene, and loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants act like a natural sunscreen for your eyes and protect them from harmful UV rays.
Washing your hands when handling contacts is one of the most important things you can do to keep your contact lenses clean and your eyes healthy. This small step can prevent bacteria and other germs from coming into contact with your eyes and prevent a range of other problems such as eye irritation, infection, redness, secretion, visual blurring, and eye pain.
Wear sunglasses in rain AND shine because their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most people are aware of the damage UV rays can cause on the eyes, but what many don't know is that the visible light emitted by the sun comprises a range of different-colored light rays that contain different amounts of energy. Exposure to UV rays and blue light in particular can cause damage to the eye over time and sunlight is the main source of blue light. An estimated 20% of cataract cases are caused by extended UV exposure. Being outdoors during daylight is where most of us get most of our exposure to it.
*Recommended by the American Optometric Association. People with medical family history are recommended to get exams more often.