How to Take Care of Your Eyes

You want healthy eyes? Cool, we want that for you, too! There are plenty of eye conditions and diseases out there, but many of them can be avoided.

In addition to getting routine eye exams, here are some simple things you can do to take care of your eyes each day.

Picture of eyes.

Go Easy on the Screens

This is tough, especially if you work in an office. Between computer monitors and mobile phones all day, it’s pretty easy to give yourself eye strain. There are a few ways to fix this:

  • Take a 5-minute break from your computer once every hour. One way to do this is to go get a drink of water.
  • Leave your phone in your desk or car during work to avoid overloading your eyes.
  • Turn down the blue light on your computer screen.
  • Avoid staring at a screen for the last hour of the night before you go to bed.

Eat Right and Practice Hygiene

The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the more nutrients you’ll get. This will help you get the nutrients your eyes need while making you healthier overall.

You’ve been hearing about the significance of handwashing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but washing your hands has been important for eye health forever. The fewer bacteria you can get into your eyes the better, so keep your hands clean and avoid touching your eyes.

Use Proper Eyewear

If you have contacts or prescription glasses, wear them. It’s easy to forget about it sometimes, but it’s better for your eye health if you use the prescriptions.

When you’re outdoors, wear sunglasses to avoid getting too much UV exposure and potentially getting a sunburn on your eyes.

Book an Exam With Your Friendly Eye Doctor in Whiteville NC

The right care will protect your eyes and help make you feel more comfortable. Dr. Tiffany Jackson and the staff at East Carolina Optometric Care have the experience and expertise to help you.

If you need an optometrist for a routine eye examination, to find the right pair of contact lenses or glasses, or for more advanced eye care services, we can give you the service you deserve. Dr. Tiffany Jackson has given years of outstanding service to the community and has a reputation for excellence.

Call 910-914-6442 to Schedule Your Eye Exam

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