Schedule regular comprehensive eye exams with an eye care professional, even if you don’t have vision problems. This helps detect any issues early and ensures optimal eye health.
Wear appropriate eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles, when engaging in activities that pose a risk of eye injury, like sports or DIY projects.
Shield your eyes from harmful UV rays by wearing sunglasses that offer UV protection whenever you're outdoors, even on cloudy days.
A healthy diet should include omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E. Healthy eye foods include fish, leafy greens, citrus fruits, and almonds.
Stay hydrated as it helps maintain eye moisture and reduce dryness. Aim to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Practice the 20-20-20 rule to reduce eye strain: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away to give your eyes a rest from screen time.
Ensure proper lighting when reading, working on a computer, or doing other close-up tasks to reduce eye strain. Avoid glare by adjusting screen brightness and using anti-glare screens if needed.
If you wear contact lenses, follow proper hygiene and care instructions provided by your eye doctor to prevent infections and irritation.
Perform eye exercises to strengthen eye muscles and improve focus. Simple exercises like rolling your eyes, focusing on distant objects, or palming (covering your eyes with your palms) can help relax your eyes.
Get enough quality sleep to allow your eyes to rest and rejuvenate. Lack of sleep can cause eye fatigue and strain.
Refrain from rubbing your eyes, as it can irritate them and potentially lead to infections or damage to the cornea.
Smoking can significantly increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye diseases. Quitting smoking contributes to better eye health.