Did you know that taking care of your eyes can boost your overall health? Healthy Vision Month
is a good time to refocus your attention on eye health. According to CDC.gov
, people who have vision problems are more likely than people who have good vision to have a variety of health problems from diabetes to heart problems, high blood pressure, strokes and even lower back pain. People with vision problems also have an increased risk for depression.
Here are a few things you can do to promote good eye health during Healthy Vision Month and all year long:
1. Get regular eye exams. If you haven’t had a comprehensive eye exam in awhile, schedule yours today. It’s important to get eye exams regularly to check for common eye problems that can affect your overall health.
2. Eat more sight-protecting foods. Your eyes need a variety of vitamins and antioxidants to function well. Dark leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale, and orange foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and oranges are all rich in nutrients that support eye health. Fish (particularly salmon), eggs, nuts like almonds, and dairy products are also essentials for an eye-healthy diet.
3. Use natural daylight lighting. Studies show taking in natural daylight through your eyes has many benefits for your health from helping you see, feel and sleep better to improving your mood and enhancing your productivity. For these reasons, researchers and engineers at OttLite have been working to bring the power of natural daylight indoors for more than 30 years. OttLite’s ground-breaking, ClearSun LED technology is proven to reduce eyestrain by up to 51% as it helps you see healthier.
4. Wear protective eyewear and sunglasses. You can also protect your vision by wearing safety glasses while working, playing sports and doing yard work. Wearing sunglasses that block UV rays will help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
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