Healthy Aging and Optometry Care from an Optometrist on Our Team
Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body but aging is a fact of life for your eyes too. Seeing the world with clear vision can improve your happiness and health. An optometrist on our optometry team at Michigan Eyecare Institute in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI, can provide you with vision care. These tips can help your eyes age in a healthy way.
Protect Your Eyes from the Sun
Wearing a hat and sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun's harsh UV (ultraviolet) rays. Not only can UV rays damage your skin, but your eyes are vulnerable to them too. UV rays might also accelerate or cause certain eye problems. Wear sunglasses with UV filters to protect your eyes. Put on a wide-brimmed hat to have extra protection from ultraviolet rays.
Take Technology Breaks
Computer eye strain can take a serious toll on the eyes. This can be especially true when you use your device for long periods of time. For this reason, be sure to take a break about every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away from you, and do this for 20 seconds. This is called the 20-20-20 Rule and it can help prevent and relieve computer eye strain. You can also use your devices less by making the choice to do something better with your time. This could be reading a book, spending time in nature, or working out, among other things. You can even set a specific amount of time for using technology and stick to it, such as three hours a day.
Keep Blood Pressure Down
You can keep your blood pressure down or lower it by exercising regularly, losing extra weight, eating less salt, eating healthier, drinking alcohol less often, and more. Moreover, you can manage blood pressure by lowering stress.
Get Enough Sleep
Not sleeping enough each night can lead to squinting all day. Consequently, this can be unhealthy for your vision. For one thing, you can improve your quality of sleep by keeping technology out of the bedroom and making it into a more calming space for sleep. You can also eat a healthier diet by consuming healthier foods.
Get Eye Care from an Eye Doctor on Our Team
Ready to get started? An optometrist or ophthalmologist on our team at Michigan Eyecare Institute in (248) 352-2806 Southfield, MI, (734) 464-7800 Livonia, MI, or (313) 582-7440 Dearborn, MI, can help.