You eat right (or try to), you exercise regularly, and you even wear sunscreen when you’re spending an extended period amount of time in the sun. And although you may know how to take pretty good care of your overall health, there may be a few things that you aren’t quite as familiar with such as your vision health. Similar to taking care of the rest of your body, taking good care of your eyes doesn’t have to be difficult.
Look at Your Genes
Studies point to the fact that some forms of glaucoma, such as primary congenital glaucoma, may be hereditary. Take a close look at your family members and ask around. Do your parents have glaucoma? Do your siblings? What about your grandparents? If any of them have answered yes, you may be at a higher risk of developing glaucoma which Dr. Steve Thom can test for.
Take a Break
It can seem like cell phones, tablets, and even laptops have replaced just about any sort of social interaction that we have with people these days. And although technology is beneficial, spending too much time staring at a screen can cause things such as blurred vision and headaches. Try to take a 20-second break from the screen every 20 minutes— this small break will go a long way.
Get Regular Eye Examinations
One of the best ways for you take good care of your vision? Get regular eye examinations. Eye exams not only check for your ability to see both up close and far away, but they also detect eye diseases like glaucoma and cataracts.
Taking good care of your eyes doesn’t have to be difficult with these easy tips. Schedule an appointment at our Fargo office to learn more!