When making your list of New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget health and wellness! Today, we highlight common optical care bad habits to quit in 2020.
1. Not Getting Enough Quality Sleep
Not getting those much-needed Z’s can cause your eyes to suffer. Dark circles under your eyes and red, bloodshot eyes are not a good look on anyone. You may also complain of eye twitching, dry eyes and even blurry vision.
2. Eating Unhealthy Foods
While burgers, pizza and other junk food are certainly delicious, they can be harmful to many parts of your body, including your eyes. Your optometrist recommends incorporating foods that are rich in eye-friendly nutrients into your diet, such as dark, leafy greens, citrus fruits and deep-water fish.
3. Not Drinking Enough Water
Not drinking enough water can cause your body to become dehydrated. Your eyes may not be able to produce enough tears to stay moisturized, leading to eye itchiness, irritation and sometimes even pain.
4. Having an Eye Exam Only When There’s Something Wrong With Your Eyes
Don’t wait until your vision suffers or you’re experiencing an obvious eye problem to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. It’s important that you have comprehensive eye exams regularly. Doing so allows us to monitor any changes with your eyes. This way, we can easily identify potential vision problems and stop pre-existing eye conditions from worsening.
For more eye care tips, call us at (425) 771-8472 for Alderwood Optical or (425) 285-0430 for Canyon Park Vision Clinic. You can also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Bothell, WA, and the surrounding communities.