Healthy Aging

Achieve Healthy Eyes with Our Opticians

It’s no secret that aging can take a toll on your eyes, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit back and let it happen. There are several steps to ensure your eyes age in a healthy way. Our New Vision Optical Wilmette team in Wilmette, IL, shares tips to help below.

Healthy Aging

Enjoy the Sun Safely

The sun is a beautiful thing that provides us with many benefits. However, the ultraviolet rays it gives off can harm the eyes. Keep a pair of sunglasses handy, and put on a sun hat.

Eat Healthy

Fruits and vegetables give us many nutrients and antioxidants our bodies need, some of which help prevent eye conditions. Load fruits and vegetables to decrease the risk of preventable eye problems.

Even when you eat healthily, take in all the necessary nutrients. For example, adding a multivitamin with Vitamins A, C, and E and zinc promotes healthy eyes.

Brighten the Environment

Dimming the lights is a good idea when you’re preparing for bed, but not so much when you’re reading or working. Make sure you have sufficient light for such tasks to prevent the need to squint and the resulting headaches.

Get Restful Sleep

When you don’t sleep restfully, it can affect how well you see, leading to eyestrain. If you have trouble sleeping well, you might need to adjust your environment, such as changing the lighting or temperature or investing in a better mattress. If these changes don’t help, talk to our professionals.

Avoid Digital Eyestrain

It’s easy to get caught up scrolling through social media or working all day on a laptop, but it’s not helpful for the eyes. While digital eyestrain typically isn’t permanent, it can lead to discomfort, headaches, and tension. So take a break from your screen to look at something else every 10 to 20 minutes to prevent these side effects.

Don’t Skip Optometry Appointments

Our optician specialist is invaluable for healthy aging eyes and visual health. Keep up with your regular annual eye exams and communicate any changes to your health and vision. These exams are valuable if you are diagnosed with diabetes, as they can lead to several vision problems.

Keep Your Eyes Healthy with Our Opticians

You might not prevent everything, but you have the power to provide your eyes with the healthiest chances. Schedule an appointment with our team at New Vision Optical Wilmette in Wilmette, IL, by calling (847) 251-3330 to learn more today.

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