Seeing clearly: How to take good care of your eyes
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How are your eyes?
You’re usually reminded to take care of your physical and mental health, but one thing that tends to get overlooked—but is just as important—is your eyes.
You count on your eyes not only to experience the world and see the beauty of the people around you, but also to gain a better understanding of them. Through the most dominant of the five senses, you get to broaden your horizons and learn new things.
A recent study by Johnson & Johnson Vision found that millennials and Gen Zs see good eye health as an important factor in their productivity as it takes good vision for them to enjoy the things they want to do as well as reach their goals and dreams in life.
When it comes to overall health, it’s only best to remember to take good care of your eyes. Doing so does not always mean making big changes; it could also mean choosing to incorporate little things with your daily routine that could help keep your vision sharp in the long run.
Here are some ways you could practice eye care, according to the National Library of Medicine.
Maintain a healthy weight
Aside from having fruits, vegetables, and dishes rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and tuna, it’s also important to squeeze workouts into your days. Keeping a healthy weight could help you prevent diabetes, which could increase your risk of having diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma that could slowly lead to vision loss.
Don’t forget about protective eye gear
Summer is just around the corner. While it’s undoubtedly fun to enjoy the heat outside, too much exposure to the sun can cause eye damage and even cataracts over time. When you’re out and about, make it a point to bring some eyewear to protect yourself from radiation and eye problems.
The American Lung Association noted that smoking harms “nearly every organ in our body,” and this includes the eyes. Aside from increasing your risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, smoking could harm the optic nerve and bring about eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration that could make your vision blurry.
Give your eyes a break from time to time
Endless to-do lists could keep you stuck in front of your computer screen or mobile phones all day, but as important as it is for you to take rests, your eyes need them just the same. A simple 20-20-20 rule could do the trick: “Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.” Make time for it to reduce or prevent eye strain.
Wearing contact lenses for vision correction? Pick the right ones for you
Being a contact lens wearer is not just about practicing hygiene habits like washing your hands properly before putting them in or taking them out and replacing them when needed; it’s also about opting for a high-quality pair like the ones being offered by ACUVUE®—a brand of disposable contact lenses under Johnson & Johnson Vision that spotlights eye-inspired innovations "designed to work in harmony with your eyes." Among its notable features are UV-blocking, invisible-edge design, as well as the LACREON® technology that "permanently embeds a water-holding ingredient" that functions like natural tears and results in 20 hours of cushion of moisture perfect for all-day wear.
The 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for enhanced hydration and 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® for natural eye radiance ensure safety and hygiene, all-day comfort, and superior performance. Through the brand’s eye-inspired innovations and technology, these disposable contact lenses could be your partner in your everyday activities, meetings, travels, and more as you make the most of them without compromising your vision in any way.
Get your own pair of 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST or 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® to experience the world better and bring out the best version of yourself. You may check out where they’re available in the Philippines here. For more information on ACUVUE®, visit their official website and follow them on Facebook.
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