Your eyes are your windows to the world. From the second you wake up in the morning to the last time you close your eyes to go to sleep that night, you are using them all day long. Without your eyes, you would be in complete darkness, but still, they often go underappreciated. We often give little attention to proper eye care or even our yearly eye exams. We all make mistakes, but when it comes to eye health, there are a lot of mistakes to be made. Take a look at a few common mistakes concerning your eyes and what you should do to avoid them:
You skip your eye exams.
Whether you have good vision or not, you should still see your optometrist at least yearly. There is a reason it is recommended, and it’s more than just for a new pair of glasses. Your eyes are an important piece of your body, and they can contract diseases that can affect you for years to come if they aren’t caught in early stages.
You sleep in your contact lenses.
Even if you are just going to take a nap for 10 minutes, it is still best to remove your contacts. Your contacts combined with closed eyelids deprives your cornea of needed oxygen and allows bacteria to grow between your contact and your eyeball leading to possible infections.
You don’t wear sunglasses when you need them.
Sun damage is one of the most common ways for eyes to become damaged over time. Sunglasses help defend your eyes against harmful UV rays.
You don’t give your eyes a break from technology.
We are addicted to our screens. Be it computer screens, tablets, or cell phones, the constant staring at bright screens up close can be damaging to your eye health.
Are you worried about your eyes? Do your best to avoid these common mistakes. If you can accomplish that as well as visiting your optometrist once yearly, then you will benefit from healthier eyes!