Gathering with friends to sip champagne and watch the ball drop are just a few of the traditions Americans use to ring in the new year. As another favorite tradition, the new year is the perfect time to set goals for the year ahead. If you want to set some resolutions that will bring you good health, consider setting one or all of these eye friendly goals in 2017. Read on to learn more.
- Wear Sunglasses Everyday
Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory made famous by the paparazzi. In fact, whether it’s overcast or glaringly sunny, you should be wearing sunglasses every time you go outside during the day. By shielding your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays, sunglasses can protect you from developing permanent eye damage or even premature blindness. When shopping for sunglasses, ensure that they have both UVA and UVB protection.
- Eat More Vitamin A
You’ve heard that eating carrots promotes healthy eyes, but do you know why? Filled with beta-carotene, your eyes naturally turn this ingredient into vitamin A which helps to strengthen your eyes and enhance your vision. Not only are carrots perfect for your eyes but other Vitamin A enriched foods like sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and cantaloupe are as well.
- Schedule An Eye Exam
When was the last time you got an eye exam? Did you know that you should be getting an eye exam once every year? Eye exams not only check your vision, but they also test for diseases like cataracts and glaucoma as well. To make sure you don’t forget to schedule your eye exam, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office today!
The new year is the perfect time to set goals that promote good health. As three ways to protect your vision, wearing sunglasses, eating more vitamin A, and scheduling your yearly eye exam, will help you see well into the future. To learn more about these and other vision tips, contact Dr. Steve Thom today!