It’s been 18 years since my first pair of glasses! On this episode, I share the life lessons I have learned along the way about social acceptance and staying true to myself.
Below are some simple tips on how to keep your eyes healthy.
✅ Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam: A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect some common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration which often have no warning signs in their early stages
✅ Know your family’s eye health history: Some eye diseases are inherited
✅ Eat right to protect your sight: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy, as well as eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and tuna
✅ Be cool and wear your shades: When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation
✅ Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions, which can lead to vision loss, such as diabetic eye disease or glaucoma
✅ Wear protective eyewear: such as safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards when playing sports or doing activities around the home.
✅ Quit smoking or never start: Smoking is linked to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to blindness
✅ Give your eyes a rest: If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.
✅ Clean your hands and your contact lenses properly: To avoid the risk of infection, always wash your hands thoroughly before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. Make sure to disinfect contact lenses as instructed and replace them as appropriate
✅ Wear Computer Glasses if you spend long hours staring at a computer screen to protect your eyes from blue light: There are three concerning threats from blue light: Damage to Vision, Loss of Sleep and Glare. The primary sources of harmful indoor blue light are the TVs, smartphones, tablets, and computers we use every day. here’s a link to some eyewear that can protect your eyes from the harmful effect of blue light. (Use VLKDROZI to get 30% off any eyewear from the store for blue light protective glasses featured below)“As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”.
✅ Practice workplace eye safety: When protective eyewear is required as a part of your job, make a habit of wearing the appropriate type at all times and encourage your coworkers to do the same *Adapted from National Eye Institute (NEI)
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