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General Tips for Eye Protection

Taking care of your eyes is one of the most important things you can do. Several small tasks you do on a daily basis would quickly become very difficult without proper vision. Cooking scrambled eggs for breakfast, going for a hike, driving a car, or simply lighting a candle requires the use of sharp and reliable eyesight.

Fortunately, there are a number of different ways optometrists can help you deal with severe eye conditions to improve your vision. However, focusing more on maintaining good eye health is still something that should not go ignored.

Updated Prescription

While you may not realize it on a day-to-day basis, your vision is constantly gradually changing. Over the course of a year your individual eyes may get stronger or weaker and your general ability to focus your eyes on objects that are close to you or further away will slightly change.

As such, you need to go to an optometrist annually to get an updated prescription for contacts. Suppliers will not allow patients will old prescriptions to purchase lenses. Even if you still have old lenses, you run the risk of getting an infection and putting unnecessary strain on your eyes.

Solar Protection

Solar protection is another area that some people overlook. Sunglasses are fashionable accessories but they play a crucial role in protecting your eyes from the intense UV rays that the sun emits. Contacts from are important but so is protecting from bright lights. Doctors warn that these lights can even shine through on cloudy days.