Our sense of sight is something we often take for granted. But just imagine waking up without it. Since our eyesight is so important to our daily lives, there are a number of things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and protected for life-long eye well being. Here are the top 5 ways you can ensure healthy eyes.

Visit Your Optometrist Regularly

Getting regular eye exams from a board certified optometrist is one of the best things you can do for your long-term eye care health. Planet Vision on Lake Worth road in Greenacres recommends patients get an eye exam at least every two years for optimal health. During your appointment, Dr. Bhakta will complete a comprehensive exam, including dilation to determine your eye health. She can also let you know if you would benefit from prescription glasses or contacts and can perform specialized evaluations for glaucoma or diabetes. Call our office today at (561) 965-7600 to schedule your next appointment.

Block UV Rays

The West Palm Beach/Lake Worth/Wellington region is sunny. All that sun also means an abundance of UV rays that can harm your eyes and lead to issues like cataracts, macular degeneration and pingueculae. Doing something as simple as wearing polarized sunglasses can help significantly reduce your chances of damage. Contact the eye doctor at Planet Vision today if you are in need of prescription sunglasses.

Wear Protection

If you play sports, work in the construction field or use machinery, it’s important to wear protective eye wear to keep your eyes safe from objects that can come in contact with your eyes. Visit your local Wellington eye doctor and we can recommend protective eyewear and glasses specific to your needs.

Avoid Eye Strain

Many of us spending 8 hours plus staring at a computer screen each day. If you notice that you are getting headaches or eyestrain from extended periods on the computer, you may benefit from special computer glasses. Our optometrist can recommend glasses to decrease eyestrain. You can also reduce eyestrain by remembering to give you eyes a break, every 20-30 minutes, when working for long periods of time on the computer.

Take Proper Care of Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses, it’s important to care for them properly. Follow your eye doctor’s care instructions and specific procedures for cleaning your lenses. Don’t forget to replace contact lenses regularly and don’t sleep in your contact lenses unless they are made for 24-hour wear.

Following these easy steps can help you ensure good vision for years to come. If you have questions about your eye care needs, call our office today at (561) 965-7600 to schedule your next appointment.