We can’t wait to see you back in our offices soon for all of your eye care needs! Until then, we’ve gathered our favorite tips to help you keep your eyes healthy and safe while social distancing at home.
And remember, even though we have limited hours, we are still here for you! If you are experiencing an eye problem that requires urgent care, please call us, so we can help you resolve the issue. We are still answering our Cranford (908.276.3030) and Westfield (908.232.3435) phones.
Between harsh chemical disinfectants and digital eyestrain, there are many things you should be aware of during this time of social distancing.
Stock up on all of your necessary supplies. You don’t want to run out of important supplies. So, stock up on the things you need to keep your eyes healthy and clean. This includes any medications you take, contact solution, soap for handwashing, as well as a pair of sunglasses and possibly, safety goggles.
Prevent digital eyestrain. Because you’re likely working at home or enjoying extra screen time, protect against digital eyestrain to keep your eyes comfortable. Take frequent breaks to keep your eyes in check or try purchasing an anti-glare filter online.
Be careful with cleaning products. Daily disinfecting is important, but harsh chemicals can be dangerous if you are not being careful. Always wear appropriate eye protection, keep chemicals out of reach from kids, and never touch your eyes after using cleaning products.
Avoid touching your eyes. Right now, it’s more important than ever that you don’t touch your eyes unnecessarily. Since contact users tend to touch their eyes more often, consider switching to glasses if possible. Limit the eye makeup you wear, and if you must rub your eyes, use a tissue.
When you’re at home, take this time to practice better overall health practices. By living a healthier lifestyle, you can boost your immune system and enjoy the benefits of total-body wellness.
Eat well. It may be tempting to load up on junk food—especially since it’s easy to find in grocery stores. But, sticking to a balanced diet is far better. Getting all your vitamins and minerals will help keep your immune system in check. So, next time you go by the grocery store, grab fresh or frozen fruits and veggies instead of chips or soda.
Maintain an active lifestyle. Staying at home doesn’t mean that you have to be sedentary! Try online workout videos, calisthenics, or take a walk around your neighborhood: just be sure to maintain social distancing if you are out and about.
Get enough sleep. Rest is essential for your overall health and body. Be sure to get enough sleep to minimize your stress levels, promote a stronger immune system, and feel your best.
Practice social distancing. Whenever possible, practice healthy social distancing. Together, we can get through this difficult time and promote a united and strong New Jersey community!