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New Year’s Resolutions for Eye Health

A New Year is here and, with it, renewed opportunities to improve your wellbeing and protect your eye health. Setting goals such as getting a good night’s sleep, drinking enough water each day, and scheduling a comprehensive eye exam can go a long way towards protecting your overall health and vision.

Rest Up

It is equally essential to get a good night’s sleep and take frequent breaks from digital screens. Practice the 20-20-20 rule that states you look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. These habits can help to prevent eye strain, blurred vision, and headaches. Also important is to get an eye exam to ensure you are using the correct glasses or contact lenses prescription. An incorrect fit of the latter can cause your eyes to become scratched or lead to infection.

Protect Your Overall Health

If you have resolved to exercise more, eat less processed foods, or drink more water in the new year, that is good news for your eye health, too. Foods rich in omega-3s, fiber, iron, and other essential nutrients are optimal for supporting your overall health – your eye’s health included. You should also stay hydrated, meet the American Heart Association’s exercise recommendations, and adopt other healthy habits to avoid issues such as high blood pressure or diabetes, both of which can impact eye health.

Schedule a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Start 2021 off right by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam. These exams are one of the best methods for preventing problems that can potentially impact your vision. An optometrist will dilate your pupils to check for early signs of cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, or glaucoma. You should schedule a comprehensive eye exam every two to four years, depending on your age and whether you wear glasses or contact lenses.

Avery Eye Clinic’s optometrists and ophthalmologists provide patients with the latest advances in modern eye care, accompanied by an old-fashioned approach to caring. We have three conveniently located offices in Conroe, Huntsville, and The Woodlands to help protect your vision.

Please click here to schedule an appointment today.

As one of Texas’s premier vision care centers, Avery Eye Clinic has been caring for your and your family’s vision by offering comprehensive eye exams, advanced ophthalmology care, specialty diagnosis of eye conditions, and an on-site optical department for more than 40 years.

Resources:

“American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults and Kids.” The American Heart Association.

“Eye Strain: How to Prevent Tired Eyes.” The American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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