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Sunglasses at the beach

The Eye Protection Primer

July 28th, 2017

It is amazing just how much the longevity of our eyesight can be affected by how much we choose to protect them from environmental hazards. Whether you are at the beach or simply heading to work, there are a few precautions you should take into consideration when it comes to protecting the health of your eyes.

Invest in UV Protection 

Making a switch from clear lenses to specially treated ones is a simple, easy way to increase your daily eye protection. Transitions® lenses are a popular choice among those who want to preserve both form and function while wearing eyeglasses.

These days, most sunglasses brands manufacture lenses with 100% UV/UVA protection standard, so you have less to worry about in the way of protecting your eyes while outdoors.

There are also contact lenses made with protective provisions that act much like sunglasses do, like Acuvue. These contact lenses absorb UV radiation by reducing the amount of radiation that reaches the surface of eye. These can further protect your eyes from UV exposure that comes in around sunglasses.

Eat Healthy and Exercise

Eating natural, unprocessed foods, especially those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and other oily fish, has been shown to reduce your risk of macular degeneration up to nearly 70%.

Increasing your daily exercise amount, even if it’s just walking an extra 30 minutes a day, has been shown to dramatically decrease your risk of macular degeneration, and other eye-related diseases.

Schedule Regular Checkups

Comprehensive eye exams are recommended every two years. Eye doctors can do everything from determine if you are at risk for certain eye-related diseases to recommending the best eyewear, including contacts, based on your vision-related needs.

At Logan Eye Care, we make it our goal to provide the best eye care available in Lake Mary. If you or a loved one have one of these eye conditions or are experiencing any difficulty with your eyes, schedule your appointment with us today.