Our Top Eye Care Tips For 2022

The start of a new year is the perfect time to introduce new habits into your life to become a healthier version of yourself. In this post, we’re sharing our top eye care tips that will help you enjoy better vision and healthier eyes all year long.

Reduce screen time

These days, we spend far too much time staring at our digital devices. This can lead to digital eye strain which can cause blurry vision, sore eyes, and headaches. Remember to give your eyes a break from the screen every 20 minutes by focusing on something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds and remind yourself to blink more often to keep spreading moisture across the surface of your eyes.

Enjoy a good night’s sleep

Experiencing tired and dry eyes? A good night’s sleep can help to replenish your eyes’ natural moisture and help them function at their optimum level. 8 hours is the magic number in this case, but if you struggle to manage that, try at least 6 hours of sleep every night.

Keep fit

Maintaining your physical health can help reduce potentially sight-threatening eye conditions like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration. The risk of these conditions increases if you’re overweight or obese, so getting into the habit of exercising frequently, even if you start with just 25 minutes everyday can do wonders for your eyes in the long-run.

Get your eyes checked regularly

Eye care advice wouldn’t be complete without stressing the importance of regular eye exams. Using advanced technology, such as our 3D OCT scan, our experienced opticians can detect eye conditions as early as possible, making sure your vision and eye health is the best it can be.

Rock your sunglasses

Protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays with 100% UV protection sunglasses is important on both sunny and cloudy days. So, the next time you go out, be sure to rock your sunnies too!

Practise good contact lens hygiene

Contact lens wearers can improve their eye care by practising good contact lens hygiene – no matter how tired you feel! This means thoroughly washing your hands before inserting and removing your lenses, using an appropriate lens solution as recommend by our optometrists, and only wearing your lenses for their instructed wear time.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about looking after your eyes or would like to book an eye exam at our opticians in Kendal, Grange, Windermere, or Penrith for either yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – one of our friendly members of staff would be happy to assist you!