The month of March is Save Your Vision Month, which serves as a reminder to take care of your eye health and vision. As the world is becoming more focused on screens and digital everything, it becomes harder to protect your vision, Here’s how you can with very easy tips!
Why Celebrate Save Your Vision Month?
Save Your Vision Month is sponsored by the American Optometric Association. It has a lengthy history, dating back to 1927. In modern times, this month is more important than ever before to celebrate, thanks to rising electronic use.
Prolonged use of electronics, such as phone and television screens, can seriously damage your vision overtime and contribute to poor eye health. This is one of the many reasons why you should participate in Save Your Vision Month.
What Are Some Tips on How to Protect My Vision?
The best thing you can do is visit an optometrist or ophthalmologist at least once a year to monitor your eye health and address problems before they progress. You can also practice these simple tips.
- Eat Vitamin-Rich Foods
Eating a healthy diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and other vitamins not only protects and maintains your eye health, but benefits your overall health.
- Wear Sunglasses Regularly
Sun damage to the eyes is no joke, not to mention irreversible. If you’re outside and it’s sunny, make sure to shield your eyes.
- Protect the Skin Around Your Eyes
The skin around your eyes is particularly delicate, so take care to not tug, rub, or treat the area roughly when applying makeup or in general.
- Give Your Eyes a Break From Screens
This is the big one – take a break from screens! Short 5- to 10-minute breaks often are recommended. If that’s not possible, try a 20-minute one instead after a longer period of time.
Take Control of Your Eye Health With Help From Our Team at South Palm Eye Associates!
South Palm Eye Associates invites you to participate in Save Your Vision Month with us! We specialize in many services to help you to protect and maintain your eye health, ranging from cataract surgery to general eye care.
Contact us at 561-737-4040 to book an appointment!