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Posted on 01-11-2018

5 Habits to Start in the New Year for Better Vision

If you've made a New Year’s resolution, the odds are good that it had something to do with your health. When considering what to change in this coming year, have you thought about your eyes? Unless they're having trouble with their vision, most people don't spend much time considering their eyesight. A Westchester Eye Care Center, we recommend making a vision resolution this year to help keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear. Here are some you might consider:

Man getting his eye exam for the new years.

An Annual Eye Exam

Having a regular eye exam is the best type of preventative medicine. Even if you have perfect vision, a check for eye diseases and eye health is a smart thing for anyone to do.

Follow the 20/20/20 Rule

Avoid problems with dry eye and eye strain by looking away from computer screens every 20 minutes. Take that time to focus on something across the room for about 20 seconds before you get back to work.

Always Wear Sunglasses Outdoors

The damage from UVA and UVB rays are cumulative; they build up over time. This year, vow that you'll wear sunglasses every time you leave the house, and make sure they block 100 percent of those damaging UV rays.

Eat Healthier Foods

Did you know that eating the right foods can help keep your eyes healthy? Eat plenty of nuts, shellfish, and dark leafy greens to get the essential nutrients that your eyes crave.

Drink More Water

Dry eyes don't just come from too much screen time or windy environments, they can be a symptom of general dehydration. The old advice is best: drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Herbal tea and decaf coffee can count in these eight, but not anything with caffeine in it. Get enough fluids every day and the redness, swelling, and gritty feeling will go away.

Looking for an Optometrist in Los Angeles? Contact Us Today!

Preventative eye care begins with a comprehensive eye exam to keep your eyes on their healthy best. If you haven't had your eyes examined for at least a year, call our office to make an appointment. You can reach us at (310) 670-1888.

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