Five essential eye care tips from Optical Express optometrist Isaac
Your sight is precious, which is why it’s vital that you take good care of your eyes. Optometrist Isaac, who recently joined the Optical Express clinic in Mahon Point Shopping Centre, discusses his top tips for keeping your eyes happy, healthy and in good shape.
- Take regular breaks
At work, we can often spend up to eight hours a day staring at a computer screen. Combine this with air conditioning systems and harsh strip-lights and your eyes are presented with the very real risk of eyestrain. Try to follow the 20-20-20 rule to relax your eyes and keep them feeling comfortable throughout the day: Every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away.
- Exercise your eyes
Your eye muscles need exercise to stay in shape, just like any other part of your body. Try tracing a figure-of-8 pattern with your eyes or quickly switch between focusing on close objects and objects further away to improve the overall performance of the muscles around your eyes. This will help to keep your vision in good health.
3.Eat a balanced diet
The many vitamins and minerals that we get from following a healthy, varied diet play an important part in keeping our eyes functioning to the best of their ability. Fish that are high in Omega-3 are believed to reduce the risk of developing dry eyes while leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale can help prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
- Know your family’s eye health history
Eye conditions such as Glaucoma or Astigmatism can be hereditary, so it’s helpful to be aware of your family’s history of eye disease. This can help you to know what symptoms to look out for, reducing your risk of permanent vision damage. You should let your optometrist know if several people in your family have suffered with the same eye condition.
- Have regular eye tests
It’s natural for your eyesight to worsen over time or for certain eye conditions to develop. That is why it’s important to stay on top of your eye health with regular eye tests, as this can help you to prevent serious disruption to your sight. By attending regular eye tests, we can identify any signs of eye disease or other general eye conditions and determine your suitability for a vision correction procedure.
Unlike glasses or contact lenses, vision correction procedures such as laser eye surgery and lens replacement surgery can provide you with life-changing visual freedom. This will allow you to lead a more active lifestyle and can in turn drastically improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Optical Express at Mahon Point offer free consultations so you can learn more about your vision correction options.
Meet your Optical Express optometrist Isaac
Isaac recently joined the Optical Express clinic in Mahon Point Shopping Centre, where he provides a range of eye care services.
“My interest in optometry started in my teenage years and over the course of my career, this interest has never diminished as I have a strong belief that all humans deserve good sight. I recently started at Optical Express as the vast experience of the surgeons and optometrists here, combined with the unsurpassed technology attracted me. I currently work full-time at our clinic in Mahon Point Shopping Centre, where I conduct refractive consultations to determine suitability for laser eye and lens replacement surgery, as well as routine eye tests and contact lens fittings.”
Book your consultation at Optical Express
Do you have any questions or concerns about your vision or are you wondering whether you are a suitable candidate for eye surgery? Optical Express offers free consultations to evaluate your prescription, assess the general health of your eyes and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for a life-changing vision correction procedure.
Book your free consultation with optometrist Isaac here.