Save Your Vision Month

Originally organised by the American Optometric Association, their goal was to raise awareness about eye health and encourage examinations to test your vision.

This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) has been moved to 21 to 27 September 2020, due to the pandemic. NEHW promotes the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.

These six tips will help to save your vision this March and into the future:-

  1. Schedule yearly comprehensive eye exams.

We forget that the “comprehensive eye health exam” looks at so much more than just the ‘20/20 chart’ test. Instead, it can detect diseases that impact the whole body such as diabetes and high blood pressure. 

  1. Protect against UV rays.

Long-term exposure to the sun poses risks to the macular.

  1. Give your eyes a break from digital device use.

  • A large part of digital strain is due to the fact that screens use artificial light, something that is a new technology that our eyes are not used to yet. Therefore when we stare at this artificial light for long periods of time, we get headaches and eye strain. Take regular breaks.
  • Try lowering the brightness of your screen or installing a filter on your computer that mimics natural light. Another trick is to make the font size on your smartphones and computers a smidge bigger. This will let your eyes relax.
    1. Eat your greens!

Enjoy a healthy diet, especially with five servings of fruit and vegetable per day (eye ‘superfoods’ include spinach, citrus fruits, melons, broccoli, salmon and carrots).

  1. Wear the Right Eye Protection

Whether it is in high risk sports or simply gardening, this is one of the most important parts of protecting eyes.

  1. Kick that Cigarette Habit

Smoking can cause several severe eye conditions like cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and uveitis.

Should your health have been adversely affected by a delayed diagnosis or other medical mistake, then we are here to help. Lysander Law’s specialist medical negligence solicitors provide a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement for their legal fees and offer an expert, professional and personal service for all of their clients. Contact us today for a no obligation chat;