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World Health Day: Top Eye Care Tips

Your eye health is vital for enjoying a full life. It’s simple to incorporate most eye care tips into your life as soon as you know about them. World Health Day is an opportunity for any healthcare professionals, like The Optical Studio, to raise awareness of the everyday steps that people can take to keep themselves in top condition.

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When you visit The Optical Studio, we’ll talk to you about the specific practices that will support your unique eye health. In the meantime, there are lots of general eye care tips that can benefit anyone.

You Are What You Eat

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We all know deep down inside that we could be eating more healthy food. Knowing exactly what advice to follow can be tricky at times, with so many different diets and nutrition advice floating around the internet. Sometimes it helps to start with a specific focus, like your eye health. If you want to incorporate foods that support your vision in your diet, aim for oily fish, nuts, citrus fruits, eggs and leafy greens. These contain omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, copper, Vitamins A, C and E -all the right nutrients that are needed to protect your overall eye health. If you think you might be at risk of eye disease or you worry about hitting your nutritional goals, you can simply ask one of our highly experienced optometrists for advice on taking any health supplements to boost your visual health.

Summer Is Coming

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Warmer weather is finally on its way! When you’re out and about, it’s not only your skin that needs protection from the sun’s rays, but your eyes too.

Make sure you are wearing sunglasses that will block out harmful UV rays. You can usually check that you’re covered by looking at the label. If you usually wear glasses, ask your local opticians at The Optical Studio about prescription sunglasses, so you can protect your eyes, have a great visual experience without the hassle of wearing clip-ons with your regular glasses, and look great all at the same time this summer.

Know Yourself

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Take some time to find out about your family history. There are eye conditions that run strongly in families, like glaucoma and macular degeneration, along with other health conditions that affect the eyes, like diabetes. Supply your optician with the right information and it could make a world of difference when it comes to the early diagnosis and treatment of hereditary conditions.

Give Yourself A Break

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Screen time is a fact of life. Whether you spend your day in an office, like a little TV-on-demand in the evenings, or enjoy some scrolling before bed, be aware of the effect that all these activities can have on your eyes. Remember to take regular breaks. A handy rule of thumb is to take 20 seconds to look 20 feet away every 20 minutes. That’s 20-20-20 to keep your 20/20 vision. You can also do a little rapid blinking during this time as well to spread moisture over your eyes and keep them sufficiently lubricated.

Ask the Professionals

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There’s only so much eye care you can maintain by yourself. To understand the nuances of your vision and access advanced equipment and treatment that will support it, why not visit our expert optometrists at The Optical Studio as one of your self-care goals this World Health Day?

We offer eye tests for everyone, as well as a stunning range of designer frames and responsive lenses. With opticians practices in Farnham, Virginia Water and Pimlico, you can request an appointment in a location that is convenient for you by visiting our website.