As we step into the new year, prioritizing eye health is more important than ever. The landscape of eye care continues to evolve with technological advancements, changing lifestyles, and a greater understanding of preventive measures. In this blog post, we’ll explore the ins and outs of eyecare for 2024. This includes covering the latest trends, essential practices, and innovative approaches to maintaining optimal vision and eye health.
Ins for your Eye Care
1.Dry eye Management
With the increasing reliance on digital devices, it is important to take care of your eyes. Eye drops can help relieve dry eyes for a period of time. There are also options such as the warm screen light on phones and laptops which can ease the bright lights (google extensions such as f.lux)
Did you know it is possible to cause sunburn to your eyes? Many people still do not take care of their eyes when the sun isn’t shining, but the UV can be just as strong. It is important to wear sunglasses when you are outdoors to prevent permanent harm to your eyes and vision.
There are all kinds of eye drops to assist with your eyes, whether you have minimal dry eye, extreme dry eye, hay fever or other allergies, it is recommended to ask your optometrist which drops you require so you can relieve your sore or itchy eyes.
4.Regular Eye Checks
Having your eyes checked regularly is optimal for ensuring your eyes stay healthy. It also means that if anything changes, we can identify it straight away and manage or prevent it from getting worse. When getting your eyes checked, it is not just for a prescription (although useful) but it is for the health of the eye, remember that.
Diet plays a significant role in eye care. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential in preventing dry eyes and other eye conditions. Green, leafy vegetables also play a role in keeping your eyes healthy.
Outs for your Eye Care
1.Leaving makeup on such as mascara and eyeliner
Although it looks good, makeup should be thoroughly removed from your face each day to prevent blemishes, rashes, or infections. Wearing eye make up to sleep or not cleaning it correctly can cause irritation to your eyes. Make sure to spend time cleaning it so you don’t have to visit the optometrist more than once a year!
2.Spending too long staring at digital screens
We know this is a difficult one, but its necessary. You can’t avoid screens all day, especially if you work in front of a computer, but it is important to find time to have breaks throughout the day so you can give your eyes a rest.
3.Wearing contact lenses or glasses that aren’t your prescription
You’d be surprised at how many people do this! If you continue to wear the wrong prescription you are most susceptible to receiving headaches, sore eyes/eye strain, and it can be dangerous in certain situations i.e. driving. If you are noticing changes in your vision, it is time to book that appointment for your own good and for those around you too.
4.Avoiding eye appointments
It is a common feeling to want to avoid your health care appointments but you are only hindering your own health. Reschedule your appointment immediately if you cancel it, to ensure you don’t forget about it. Your eyes are important. So they need to be checked according to the optometrist’s recommendations.
5.Lack of sleep
Lack of sleep affects all kind of functions in our body and eyes are one of them. Lack of sleep can cause your eyes to become red, blurry and painful, so to ensure you don’t cause any extra strain to your eyes, its best to get some sleep!
We hope these ins and outs are valuable to you! 2024 is the year to truly listen to your body and make the right choices for your eye care and overall health.