Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on January 1

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With it being a new year, keeping your eyes healthy should be on the top of your resolutions list. The health of your eyes is imperative for good health. Below are 8 tips for keeping your eyes healthy in 2020.

Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam

The National Eye Institute recommends an annual eye exam for everyone regardless of whether you need vision correction. Click here to Schedule an Appointment Online.

Know Your Family’s Eye Health History

When you’re discussing the health of family members, make sure to also discuss their eye health. This helps determine if you are at a higher risk for developing any conditions or diseases.

Eating Healthy

Eating a healthy balanced diet is imperative for good health. Eating foods such as green leafy vegetables, salmon, tuna or other oily fish, eggs, nuts, beans and other nonmeat protein sources, oranges and other citrus fruits or juices, oysters and pork are all great options.

Keep a Healthy Weight

Being overweight increases your risk of developing metabolic disorders and diseases such as diabetes. Diabetes can lead to other conditions such as glaucoma.

Quit Smoking

Smoking leads to increased risks of developing macular degeneration, cataracts, and optic nerve damage.

Eye Safety in the Workplace

If your job requires protective eyewear, make sure to actually wear them!!

Rest Your Eyes

If you spend a significant time in front of a television or computer screen, your eyes are no doubt fatigued. Consider the 20-20-20 Rule: every 20 minutes look 20 feet ahead of you for 20 seconds.

Clean Contact Lenses Properly

Make sure to keep your contact lenses clean and don’t forget to replace them as recommended. Always wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contacts. If you need to order contacts you can do so online by clicking here: order your contacts.

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