Our eyes are so important. We use them everyday, almost taking them for granted, and they provide us with the ability to interact with and enjoy all that life has to offer. Our eyes are essential, and that is why the health of our eyes is super important and we should make it a priority to take part in healthy practices on a day to day basis. Here are some New Years Resolutions you can make to improve the health of your eyes.
- Quit Smoking
We all are aware of the health risks of smoking. It can damage our lungs and make life much more of a challenge. However, many people are unaware of what smoking can do to our eyes. Smoking can actually lead to vision loss or blindness: In fact, smokers are three times as likely to suffer from vision loss than the average person who does not smoke.
- Practice the Best Contact Lens Hygiene
Contact lenses are wonderful things. They are easy to put on and can make users feel like they have perfect vision. They are great for anyone who plays a sport or does not like how they look or feel with glasses. However, many people are not as disciplined as they should be and do not take the time to practice safe hygiene for their contact lenses.
People will often skip important steps or store them in unsafe manners, or neglect to wash their hands before a cleaning or insertion. This year, try your best to keep your lenses clean. Or, if it is simply impossible, try to get one-day disposable contact lenses.
- Eat foods that benefit your vision
Specific diets allow your vision to stay strong as you age. Some of these foods include kale, spinach, corn, green peas, broccoli, green beans, oranges, strawberries, kiwis, red and green bell peppers, avocados, sweet potatoes, wheat germ, almonds, spinach, salmon, mackerel, herring, and more. Make an effort to research the best foods for your eyes’ health.
- Give your eyes computer breaks
Computer screens can strain our vision and cause headaches, dry eyes, and blurred vision. Try to limit the amount of time you spend on these devices or practice the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something at least 20 feet away in order to give your eyes a bit of rest!