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5 Eye Care Tips to Celebrate Healthy Eye Month This May

This May, Center For Sight is wishing you the 20/Happiest Healthy Vision Month ever. To help you pull out all the stops to celebrate, we’ve gathered up a thorough list of five steps to ensure eye health as best as you can.

Center for Sight is proud to offer vision care to all ages. From pediatric specialists to skilled care during your golden years, our board-certified ophthalmologists and our expert optometrists are here to help you achieve your vision goals.

1. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam

  • Yes, a comprehensive exam is required every single year to check for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, AMD and other sneaky conditions that require specialized testing. This is especially important for those who can see just fine and don’t need any prescription correction.
  • Your exam is a good time to update your vision prescription or care plan. This is the most common reason patients come in for a check-up. We take your daily sight seriously by offering a variety of options  including LASIK, implantable lenses (ICLs), and contacts or glasses.
  • During your yearly exam, our doctors make a point to address your goals. Perhaps you are looking for dry eye relief or to finally escape the hassle of glasses, we are here to achieve 20/Happy goals with you.

2. Make simple lifestyle changes

  • Eating leafy greens, salmon or tuna with Omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidant-rich foods can make an impact on your overall eye health.
  • Don’t smoke. Among the other downfalls of smoking, it can also negatively affect your eye health.
  • As summer approaches, it’s time to don your UV-blocking sunglasses. Quality matters when it comes to eye protection, so take a minute to check that yours actually block the sun’s harmful rays.

3. Employ workplace eye safety

  • For those working in an environment with eye hazards, this is our friendly reminder that safety glasses are not futile. They play an important role in protecting your most valuable asset — your vision.
  • For everyone in a computer-centric office workplace, eye strain is a big deal. Combat this issue by making the lighting in the room soft and equal to the levels coming from your screen.
  • Our favorite eye tip: follow the 20-20-20 rule! That means you should look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. We promise, sparing that time to rest your eyes will benefit your vision in the long run.

4. Don’t dismiss your vision struggles

  • Everyone gets cataracts. But the cloudy vision, difficulty seeing at night, and blurred fine print can be easy to ignore. When your cataracts start affecting your daily life, it’s time to schedule a consultation.
  • Just because dry eye disease is common, doesn’t mean you have to live with it. This healthy vision month, make a move toward relief for your itchy watery eyes with solutions like a prescription drop routine or LipiFlow.
  • LASIK is a healthy vision choice, too! If you’re struggling to see clearly, and you’ve been wondering whether laser vision correction could be right for you, take this month as your cue to finally reach out.

5. Practice good hygiene for your eyes

  • Please, wash your hands before touching your eyes. Seriously, it is a big deal. Even if you can’t see any dirt on them, there could be harmful bacteria that risks painful infection.
  • Don’t rub your eyes excessively, especially with unwashed hands. Save your eyes some stress by only touching them gently with a clean tissue or sanitized hands.
  • Sanitize contacts properly every single time you take them out. The small disks can trap bacteria in your eye if not cleaned properly.


Valuing 20/Happy Vision 

Whew! That’s a lot of ways to make the most of this Healthy Vision Month. No matter your vision goals, that first tip about your comprehensive exam is important for everyone no matter their age. For the rest or these eye care tips and tricks, take with your whichever ones resonate with your life and your unique eye needs, and reach out to Center For Sight so we can make your 20/Happy vision goals a reality.


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