While astigmatism is an eye condition that can’t be prevented, being afflicted with it doesn’t mean you can throw in the towel and stop taking care of your eyes. This blog post by your preferred optometrist from Alderwood Optical features simple yet effective tips on caring for your eyes even when you have astigmatism.
Regular Eye Checkups
It’s worth noting that astigmatism is not an eye disease, but a common eye condition that can easily be monitored and managed. Scheduling regular appointments with your ophthalmologist is necessary to keep your eyes as healthy as possible, given their condition. Make sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations and instructions for optimal results.
Observing a well-balanced diet, exercising and engaging in activities that are good for the body can do wonders for your visual health, as well. Consult your eye doctor for the appropriate vitamins and supplements to take to boost your eye health. Bear in mind that rest and relaxation also factor into your overall well-being and can help improve your visual faculties.
If possible, try to limit your screen time. You should also take breaks between activities that require intense visual focus, as they can put additional strain on eyes that are already overcompensating.
Wear Your Eyeglasses or Specialty Lenses
Wearing your prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to correct your astigmatism. Choose lenses with light-blocking technology that will prevent ultraviolet rays and blue light from damaging your eyes when you go out during the daytime or use devices with LCD screens. In addition to wearing your eyeglasses, it’s also important to wear the correct prescription for your eyes. Otherwise, you risk doing more harm than good.
To receive personalized optical care and ensure your lenses are the correct strength, look no further than Alderwood Optical. Call us today at (425) 771-8472 to request an appointment. We work with patients in Bothell, WA.