Concentrate on the Health of your Eyes for Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning is a time to purge clutter and get rid of things taking up space. It’s also a time to tend to the health of your eyes. As the season’s change, your eyes need to adjust themselves to optimize your sight. That’s why eye maintenance is so important.
To make sure your eyes are as clean as the space you purged for spring cleaning, take the following steps.
1. Visit an Eye Care Expert.
Assuming you’re not enduring extreme eye problems, it hardly matters whether you see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, as long as you visit one yearly. You can prevent worsening of your eyes through regular eye exams. Also, if there is a change in prescription, it can be updated before you start straining your eyes with your existing eyeglasses. You should see an eye care expert each spring.
2. Keep a Clean Work Area.
Your workspace can affect the health of your eyesight. For example, consider your lighting. If you are squinting to look at your keyboard, a desk lamp might be necessary. Assess the layout of your work area. Make sure your chair is providing you with proper lumbar support. When typing, wrist strain can be prevented by maintaining a 90-degree angle for your elbows.
3. Wear Quality Sunglasses.
On sunny days, you’re more inclined to spend more time outside than in. When you’re in the sun, you might not be mindful of UV radiation. These damage-inflicting rays can lead to cataracts and macular degeneration. Wear a quality pair of sunglasses to conceal your eyes as much as you can. Ensure they contain 100% UV protection.
4. Get Some Sun.
The blooming plants outside make us all want to be intimate with Mother Nature. If you’re not out and about in the sun, consume plenty of vegetables and fruits for sufficient intake of vitamins E and C. Doing so can prevent eyesight problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. Also consider integrating beans, nuts, eggs, tuna, salmon, citrus fruits, and leafy greens into your diet.
5. Use the Right Cleaning Supplies to Maintain Your Lenses.
Don’t forget to replace the microfiber cloth you use to clean your glasses each year. You might forget that the cloth accumulates plenty of dirt each month.
6. Reduce Exposure of Blue Light.
If your eyes have been on your phone or computer for most of the day, your eyes may feel somewhat fatigued. This can be attributed to the blue light transmitted from such screens, which can lead to digital eye strain. Blue Light can be blocked (and digital eye strain prevented) using EXYRA Eyewear. Our standard computer eyewear and prescription glasses shield your eyes from blue light, and therefore, curbs digital eye strain.