Our eyes do a lot of work, so Bigelow Tea wants to make sure their care is kept in sight. May is Healthy Vision Month, and it’s important to make our vision a top health priority. Now, let’s see to it!
According to the National Eye Institute, millions of people have problems with their sight every year. The Institute clearly emphasizes one important measure to take: schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam where an eye-care professional can check for vision problems and diseases. Early detection and treatment can help you to know if you’re seeing your best.
Here are some other visual reminders:
Learn your family’s medical history. Have conversations with relatives about their eye health history. With many diseases or conditions being hereditary, it’s best to know if any of our loved ones have been diagnosed.
Watch what you eat. Many people know that carrots are good for your eyes, but the best thing to do is eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Look for dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale, and add fish to your diet, as research suggests omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, tuna and halibut may also be beneficial.
Give your eyes a rest. Eyes need a break from hours spent staring at screens. Reduce eye strain with the 20-20-20 Rule: every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. And why not turn this break time into a Bigelow Tea moment? Our Wild Blueberry Acai Herb Plus tea is perfect and also includes Vitamins A and C.
Wear protective eyewear. Wearing sunglasses safeguards your eyes from the sun’s bright rays. Find a pair that blocks 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. Also, when playing sports or working with tools, put on a pair of safety glasses or goggles beforehand.
Let’s all become better pupils at caring for our eyes!
First top image by Army Medicine via Flickr.com