With a new year just around the corner, everyone’s hoping for that fresh new start. Many plan to change a few habits, usually to give more importance to their health. However, some forget to include keeping their eyes in good health.
To kick off an eye-healthy 2020, your provider of corneal reshaping therapy shares four New Year’s resolutions you should consider:
1. Learning Your Family’s Medical History
Many eye conditions tend to be passed on in generations. In fact, glaucoma is one eye condition that runs in families. If your grandmother has glaucoma, chances are, you’ll have to deal with this eye disease too. So, if you know your family’s medical eye history, you’ll be able to share this crucial information with your eye doctor, and we’ll be able to catch any signs of genetic eye conditions early on.
2. Practice Proper Contact Lens Care
Contact lenses are an effective, convenient and comfortable vision correction option. However, if you don’t take care of them properly, they can cause serious problems, such as eye infections. Make sure to follow your eye care specialist’s instructions about their proper handling, cleaning and storage. It’s also important that you replace them as scheduled.
3. Follow the 20-20-20 Rule
It’s undeniable that technology is here to stay and that using digital devices are a part of our lives. While giving them up altogether is impossible (and impractical) these days, at least see to it that you follow the 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 minutes you’ve spent staring at a screen, give your eyes a break for at least 20 seconds by looking at something that’s around 20 feet away from you. Your eyes will thank you for relieving the strain they feel whenever they’re dealing with screen time.
4. Schedule a Visit to Your Eye Doctor
Having a comprehensive eye exam regularly is one of the best things you can do to keep your eyes in good health. This way, your eye doctor can monitor any changes in your eyes and recommend appropriate treatments. We’ll also be able to suggest options that suit your lifestyle. For example, if you suddenly find a new job that may not be compatible with wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, we can fit you for ortho-k lenses which are worn while sleeping and removed as you wake up.
Learn more ways to take care of your eyes all year round. Contact a local myopia control specialist today.