Resolutions for Better Eye Health

Protecting Your Eyes This Holiday Season
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At Better Vision New Jersey, we’re always striving to improve—in 2024, we encourage you to do the same! As we step into the new year, why not kickstart it by setting resolutions for better eye health? By prioritizing your vision, you can ensure a brighter, clearer future. Here are a few resolutions to consider:

Schedule regular eye exams

One of the most important resolutions you can make for your eye health is to schedule regular eye exams. Routine checkups help detect any potential issues before they become major problems. When it comes to eye disease, prompt treatment can also improve patient outcomes and lead to healthier, long-term vision.

Whether you wear glasses or not, a comprehensive eye exam is essential for health, comfort, and quality of life. These examinations assess your overall eye health, identify any conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration that may be present, and allow our doctors to prescribe treatments, including medications, lifestyle changes, and eyewear prescriptions. Remember, proactive and preventive care is key when it comes to maintaining healthy vision!

Adopt a nutritious diet

A healthy diet isn’t just good for your overall well-being—it also plays a vital role in maintaining optimal eye health. Make a resolution to incorporate foods rich in essential nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc.

Fish, leafy greens, citrus fruits, nuts, and seeds are all excellent choices that can contribute to better eye health. A well-balanced diet nourishes your eyes and reduces your risk of developing age-related eye conditions.

Practice good eye hygiene

Just as you maintain good hygiene for your body, it’s essential to pay attention to your eye hygiene as well. Avoid rubbing your eyes excessively, as this can lead to irritation and potential damage. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes or applying contact lenses to prevent infections.

Good eye hygiene also extends to items that come in close contact with your eyes. Follow all contact lens instructions for removal, cleaning, and wear. If you use makeup products near your eyes, be sure that they don’t touch your eyeball or come too close to your water line. Good eye hygiene practices can help prevent eye infections and enable you to maintain optimal vision.

Take breaks from digital screens

In today’s digital world, it’s easy to spend prolonged periods of time staring at screens—be it computers, smartphones, or tablets. Extended screen time can strain your eyes and lead to discomfort, dryness, and even temporary blurry vision.

Make a resolution to give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from screens and focusing on objects in the distance. By taking time away from digital devices, you can reduce eye strain and keep your vision fresh.

As we enter another year, let’s commit to prioritizing our eye health. By setting resolutions, you’re taking proactive steps toward maintaining clear, vibrant vision for years to come.

At Better Vision New Jersey, our team of dedicated professionals is here to support you every step of the way. Schedule an appointment today, and let’s make 2024 a year of exceptional eye health!

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