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Optical Tips from Markham Vision Centre

Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light

We spend a lot of time staring at screens. Remember the 20/20/20 rule - look 20 feet away every 20 minutes for 20 seconds. We blink 42% less when staring at screens. Remember to blink, eyes need hydration too.

In this day and age blue light is playing a bigger role in our daily life. Sources of blue light include: sun, digital screens, all electronic devices and fluorescent and LED lighting. Ask for a demonstration of BluSelect Lenses. BluSelect lenses protect eyes from UV and damaging blue light, protect against retinal damage, relieve digital eye strain, reduce sleep pattern disturbance and filter blue light.

Eat Good Food for Eye Wellness

Foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and Vitamins C & E are great for your vision as you age. Try incorporating foods like salmon, leafy greens like spinach, citrus fruits, eggs and nuts into your diet.

Wear Sunglasses

Make sure to choose sunglasses that protect from 100% of both UVA and UVB rays, which can significantly harm your eyes over time. If you're in the car a lot, try out polarized sunglasses with good protection, as polarization helps to reduce glare.

Keep Your Hands Clean

You may not think about it too much, but if you don't wash your hands very much throughout the day, you are certainly touching your eyes and potentially contaminating them with bacteria! Regular hand washing is key to eye wellness, especially if you wear contact lenses. Always make sure you wash your hands before you handle your lenses in your eyes.

Eye Wellness can be Monitored with Visits to the Eye Doctor

Make sure you make regular, annual appointments for thorough eye exams! Your eye doctor can check your eyes for any health issues and prescribe you correctional lenses if you're having trouble seeing. Your eye doctor can even apply drops to test your eyes for diseases you may not have noticed symptoms for, so it's really important to keep those appointments and take them seriously!

Wear Sunglasses

Make sure to choose sunglasses that protect from 100% of both UVA and UVB rays, which can significantly harm your eyes over time. If you're in the car a lot, try out polarized sunglasses with good protection, as polarization helps to reduce glare.

Quit Smoking, or Don't Start at All

Smoking increases your risk of cataracts, optic nerve damage and macular degeneration.