Whether you’ve had LASIK eye surgery or not, it is a good idea to maintain the health of your eyes. Here are a few simple routines you can implement into your daily life that can be great for healthy eyes, as well as your overall health.
As a Burnaby-based ophthalmologist, we at BoydVision appreciate the love for all things natural BC is known for across Canada. So, if you are interested in learning about some natural things you can implement into your daily eye care routine, please keep reading!
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
The first is to eat a nutritional, balanced diet. This means adding fruits and vegetables to every meal. Not only is this good for healthy eyes, but it also has multiple other health benefits such as keeping your skin and teeth healthy, strengthening your bones, and helping improve your mental health.
Take Screen Breaks
Today, most people spend a lot of their day looking at screens, whether it is for work, for school, or even when having some down time. Our experts at BoydVision recommend you take your eyes off the screen after 20 minutes, for about 20 seconds. Give your eyes a break from staring at the screen. It might be a good idea to set regular reminders on your phone or smartwatch, as 20 minutes can go by quickly when you are focused at work or getting important tasks done. You could set a personal goal of doing this for a month and evaluating your progress, to see if your eyes feel more rested and less strained.
Spend time outside
Being outside allows you to be exposed to natural light. This helps you to naturally prevent myopia, also known as nearsightedness. Exposure to natural light has other benefits too. It helps your body produce Vitamin D, improves your circadian rhythms and sleep patterns, helps you focus better, and makes you feel happier.
When exposed to sunlight, it is important to protect your eyes. Investing in a good pair of sunglasses can be beneficial in protecting your eyes from UV radiation. It also reduces the risk of Cataracts and Macular degeneration.
Book Regular Eye Exams
Getting your eyes tested regularly is important to help catch and correct any minor vision problems early. These exams also test for early signs of eye disease such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Schedule an appointment today
There are many ways that you can take care of your eyes naturally before and after you have had LASIK eye surgery. At BoydVision, we can help you decide the best solutions for your eye health. Contact BoydVision to book your laser eye consultation today, and our friendly staff would be happy to help!