Making New Year’s resolutions is a long-standing tradition that encourages us to make positive changes for our health and well-being. For 2018, make sure to consider ways to keep your eyes healthy. Routine exams and screenings for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye conditions are important, and we have put together a few more ideas to get you started.
Drink Plenty of Water
More than half of the human body is comprised of water, and this valuable liquid is important for tear production. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day not only keeps your eyes moist but also allows for the delivery of key nutrients. If your eyes are chronically irritated and red, you may need to be evaluated for dry eye.
Take Regular Breaks
We spend a great deal of time in front of our computers and devices, and our eyes may become strained or dry as a result. Taking regular breaks gives the muscles time to relax. Every 20 minutes or so, look away from your screen at an object that is at a mid-range distance. Spending as little as 30 seconds focused on something else is extremely beneficial to your eyes.
Use Eye Protection
A fast-paced lifestyle may involve adventure sports, plenty of time outdoors and other activities that make our eyes vulnerable to dust, debris, and injuries. Appropriate eye protection, such as sunglasses, goggles and safety glasses, keep our eyes safe while we enjoy our favorite pastimes.
Schedule Your Eye Exam
What better way to take care of your eyes than to schedule your 2018 eye exam now? An eye exam is for more than just improving your vision. Dr. Thom evaluates the health of your eyes to detect any emerging issues that could lead to complications. He also offers specialized exams for people living with diabetes, as well as exams for children and younger patients.
Learn More About How to Take Care of Your Eyes. Contact Thom Eye & Laser Clinic.
Take care of your eyes protects your vision and quality of life. To learn more about routine eye exams and treatments for corneal disease, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions, contact Thom Eye & Laser Clinic. You can also contact our office in Fargo directly at (701) 235-5200.