February is the month of love. Not only is February, Valentine’s Day, in particular, the perfect time of year to show the ones you love just how much they mean to you, it’s also a great time of year to take care of yourself. To give yourself the love that you deserve, we have created a list of three ways that you can say “Eye love you” this month by taking extra good care of your eyes. Read on to learn more.
Schedule that Eye Examination
When was the last time you scheduled an eye appointment with Dr. Steve Thom? Did you know that you should be getting your eyes professionally examined at least once a year? By not only checking your prescription but getting tested for things such as glaucoma and cataracts, a yearly eye examination can quite literally prevent you from going blind.
Order New Contacts
Are you a contact wearer? Are you the type of contact wearer that’s a bit more frugal? As the month to say “Eye love you,” make sure that you order new contacts and get rid of your old ones. Contacts that are a bit on the older side tend to dry out your eyes and can even be painful.
Get Plenty of Rest
Yes, it’s true that one of the best ways you can take care of your body is to ensure that you are giving it plenty of rest. Did you know, however, that just like the rest of your body, your eyes need rest too? By resting your eyes, you can help them recuperate which helps you to see better and maintain better focus. Getting at least eight hours of sleep every night is the ultimate way to say, “Eye love you.”
Think outside if the box this Valentine’s Day; rather than only telling others what you love them, show your eyes that you love them by doing the three things listed above. To learn more about how you can take care of your vision, contact Dr. Steve Thom today!