As we enter the month of May, we should have one thing at the top of our priority list: the health of our eyes.
Established in 2003 by the National Eye Institute, Healthy Vision Month encourages people to take stock of their eye health and make changes to improve the health of their eyes, since it’s an aspect of our health that we often neglect.
With this in mind, here are the top 3 things you can do to boost your eye health in Healthy Vision Month this May.
Protect against the effect of screens.
As we’re all aware at this point, staring at a screen all day isn’t the best thing for our ocular health.
However, screens are an indispensable part of most of our lives, with most of us using screens for hours a day at work, in addition to being a staple of our leisure time.
With that being said, the best thing you can do to preserve your eye health is to take protective measures against the harmful blue light emitted from screens, which contributes to earlier eye degeneration.
Wearing glasses that provide blue light protection is a good way to protect your eyes from the screens you use. Likewise, supplements that promote the natural protective processes that your body has against blue light, such as the Viteyes Blue Light Defender gummies, provide a great option for those who don’t want to wear glasses. If you suffer from digital eye strain, supplements such as astaxanthin can help provide relief.
Likewise, you should take regular eye breaks when working to prevent eye strain, making sure to look away from your screen every fifteen minutes or so to focus on something further away.
Take supplements to support eye health.
Supplements are a great way to promote any facet of your health, by providing the vitamins and minerals our body needs to carry out necessary repairs and to maintain the health of our cells and organs.
For ocular health, omega-3 and astaxanthins are some of the best-supplemented vitamins you can opt for.
Omega-3 is a natural anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce the rate of oxidative reactions in the eye – which speed up eye cell degeneration – as well as boosting tear production and enhancing the health of our naturally protective tear film.
The Viteyes Omega-3 TG is especially effective as the Omega 3’s triglyceride form is better able to be absorbed by the body.
Similarly, astaxanthin – found in the Viteyes Lutein and Astaxanthin supplements – is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, to support eye health.
Go for your annual eye exam.
There’s no better way to assess – and, therefore, act on – the health of your eye than to go for an eye exam.
Using high-powered scanners, optometrists and ophthalmologists can get a three-dimensional view of your eye health that shows the health of every layer of your eye, which they can interpret to make sure you don’t have any eye issues.
From here, your eye doctor will recommend any treatment you may need – including something as simple as eye drops for tired, dry eyes, or something as serious as an operation or medication that might be necessary to treat a more significant eye health problem.
Similarly, your doctor will conduct an eye test to make sure that you don’t need glasses – or don’t need to increase your prescription – in order to preserve your eyesight and decrease eye strain.