Conditions & Diseases, Eyes, HEALTH

Keeping your eyes healthy involves several important practices and habits. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to maintain good eye health:

  1. Regular Eye Exams: Schedule regular comprehensive eye exams with an eye care professional to detect any issues early on, even if you don’t currently experience vision problems.
  2. Protective Eyewear: Wear sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays when outdoors to protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation, which can lead to cataracts and other eye problems.
  3. Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly those high in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon and trout. These nutrients support eye health and reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to maintain the moisture level in your eyes, reducing the risk of dry eyes and irritation.
  5. Proper Lighting: Ensure adequate lighting when reading or working on screens to reduce eye strain. Avoid glare from direct light sources and position your computer screen so that it’s slightly below eye level.
  6. Rest Your Eyes: Practice the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds to give your eyes a break from prolonged screen use.
  7. Quit Smoking: Smoking increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and damage to the optic nerve. Quitting smoking can significantly improve eye health.
  8. Manage Chronic Conditions: Control underlying health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, as they can affect your eye health if left untreated.
  9. Proper Contact Lens Care: If you wear contact lenses, follow the prescribed guidelines for cleaning and wearing them to avoid infections and other complications.
  10. Eye Safety: Protect your eyes during sports, household chores, and other activities that could result in eye injuries. Wear safety glasses or goggles to shield your eyes from debris, chemicals, or sharp objects.
  11. Limit Screen Time: Reduce prolonged exposure to digital screens. Use blue light filters or glasses to minimize exposure to harmful blue light emitted by screens, which can contribute to digital eye strain.
  12. Practice Good Hygiene: Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes or handling contact lenses to prevent infections.

By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you can help maintain optimal eye health and prevent potential vision problems in the future.

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Dr. Orlando Mangahas (Mon/Tues/Wed 09:00 – 01:00)
Dr. Marc Mangahas (Thurs/Fri/Sat 10:00-12:00)
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Dr. Jeane Mah-Sadorra (Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00-01:00)
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