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There are numerous daily things and habits that can increase the risk of eye infection and disease; in fact, it can be as simple as forgetting to wash your hands before wearing contacts or eyeglasses. One way to reduce such risks is by following certain eye care habits daily, which also help improve your vision and keep them sharp. As such, Spectrum Eye Care has put together some useful tips you can follow:

Daily Habits

Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

If your eyes are exposed to sunlight and UV rays for too long, the risk of age-related macular degeneration increases as well as cornea sunburn or photokeratitis. Better make it a habit to put on a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes on a sunny day. You can also wear UV-protected eyeglasses or contact lenses if sunglasses aren’t always your style. You can even put on caps, visors, and hats depending on the occasion.

Eat Eye-Healthy Foods

Another useful eye care tip is to follow a healthy diet. By doing this, you can reduce your risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, night-blindness, and other eye problems. Vision-healthy foods include leafy greens such as kale or spinach, fish that are rich in omega-3 such as salmon and tuna, protein-rich foods such as eggs, and whole grains such as barley and quinoa which contain vitamin B that helps regulate blood sugar.

Practice Proper Monitor Distance and Room Lighting

Always remember to position your computer monitors about an arm’s length away from the eyes and 20 degrees below eye level to keep your eyes from getting strained. Also, make sure to have sufficient but diffused lighting in your room; focused lights that are also too bright may result in glare and can strain the eyes.

Following these tips daily will keep your eyes healthy, but it’s also recommended to have them checked regularly by a trusted eye doctor. Turn to Spectrum Eye Care and call us at (704) 817-4600. You can also fill out our convenient online request form to get started.