Visual changes can be a natural part of the aging process, but you can take several steps to maintain healthy vision as you age. As we observe Healthy Vision Month this May, your optometrist from NOVA Vision Center shares key tips on taking care of your eyes.
Have Your Eyes Examined Regularly
Regular eye exams play a critical role in safeguarding your eyesight. They allow for the early detection and prompt treatment of various vision problems.
Know Your Family’s Medical History
Many eye problems are hereditary, which is why it’s essential to know about eye conditions that run in your family. Having relatives who are farsighted, for example, increases your risk of needing eyeglasses or contact lenses later on.
Protect Your Eyes
Whether you’re working, doing chores in the house or playing sports, your eyes are constantly at risk. An effective way to protect your eyes from trauma is to wear appropriate safety eyewear. Those made of polycarbonate are a good choice as they are highly durable and impact-resistant. Always wear sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection whenever you’re outdoors as well.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Eating nutritious foods is another reliable way to keep your eyes in good health. Dark, leafy greens, fresh fruits and deep-water fish are some good examples. Your eye doctor also reminds you to drink plenty of fluids daily to maintain hydration and moisture in your eyes.
For more helpful tips on keeping your eyes in good shape, get in touch with us at (703) 291-0080. You may also complete our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Alexandria, Arlington and nearby VA areas.