3 Things You Can Do That May Help Prevent Vision Issues

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My name is Mallory. I am a stay-at-home mom with four children ranging in age from 1 to 8. I decided to create this website because, while I myself have been to an optometrist, I didn't know what the experience would be like when I had to take my oldest daughter. Through this website, I hope to educate other parents on topics about what to expect, how to calm your child's fears and what the experience is like from a child's perspective. If your child is going to their first optometrist appointment in the near future, I hope my website proves useful to you.


3 Things You Can Do That May Help Prevent Vision Issues

20 September 2022
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Your vision is important and allows you to see everything in front of you and all around you. Without your vision, you would be missing out on a lot. You need to be careful with your vision and take good care of it to ensure you do not lose it or cause it to deteriorate. To prevent this from happening to your vision, there are a number of things you may be able to do. Read on for helpful tips to care for your vision. 

1. Take Breaks From Electronics

You need to be sure you take breaks throughout the day from the electronics that you use throughout the day. You should take a break and look away from the screens that you may be staring at during the day, as staring too much may result in a strain on your vision. You need to look away from the screens and give your eyes a break. Look at something else in the room further away, at a fixed object, and allow your eyes to blink and moisten. When you stare at a screen for too long, you need to moisten your eyes, as they will dry out from a lack of blinking. 

2. Wear Your Eyewear As Directed

You need to be sure that if you wear corrective lenses you are wearing them as you should. Wear your reading glasses when you need to see up close and wear your other lenses when you need to see further away. If you have contact lenses, you need to wear them as directed by the optometrist and change them as required. If they are dailies, you need to change them daily. If they are to be worn every other month, you need to change them every other month. Do not sleep in your contact lenses unless they are used for this.

3. Make An Eye Exam

Go in for an eye exam every year for an update on your prescription and to be sure your vision has not changed at all. If you have other vision concerns, you need to get to the optometrist in between these appointments for an eye exam.

To help take care of your vision, there are a number of things you can do on your own. Be sure you are doing what you can to care for your eyes and report any issues to your optometrist. Make yearly eye appointments to also keep up with the health of your vision.

Contact a local vision care center to learn more.