Tips for Maintaining your Glasses, Contact Lenses and most importantly: Healthy Vision
- Make yearly eye exams a habit for you and your family. The American Optometric Association recommends that children should have their eyes examined at age six months and every year thereafter. Although many children’s schools perform vision screenings, these are not thorough exams, so many eye conditions may go undetected.
- To prevent scratches on your lenses, use a micro-fiber cleaning cloth and a lens gel or spray to clean glasses. Never use paper products like a tissue or paper towel to clean your eyeglasses as the wood fibers may scratch lenses.
- Donate your old eyeglasses to Eyedeology Vision Center + Optique. We donate them to people in need.
- Use contact lenses according to the schedule recommended by your doctor to prevent eye infections and maintain optimal eye health.
- Prevent bacteria from growing on your contact lenses by washing your hands before touching them and by cleaning your lenses thoroughly before each wear.
- Give your eyes a break when you work for long periods at a computer. Focus on a faraway object every ten minutes to readjust the focus of your eyes.
- Eat fruits and vegetables that contain vitamins such as A, B, C and E, which are very important for healthy eyes.
- Wear only 100% UV protected eyeglasses and sunglasses. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays can lead to a variety of vision disorders.
- Wear goggles when swimming. Chlorine can burn and damage your eyes. Bacteria in natural water sources can cause eye infections.
- Refrain from smoking. Smoking damages blood vessels and increases the risk for eye diseases and vision problems.