Eye Health and Injury Prevention
Did you know that annual eye exams prevent, slow down and correct vision problems before they threaten your eyesight?
The single most important thing you can do to take care of your eyes is to get a comprehensive eye exam on an annual basis. However, there are a number of other practices you can adopt to keep your eyes healthy:
- The 20/20/20 rule: For every 20 minutes spent looking at a computer monitor, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds to maintain your eyes’ focusing system.
- Moisturize your eyes in flight: Airplane cabin air is quite dry, so use artificial tears once every hour.
- Block the sun: The sun’s UV rays can hurt your eyes and increase your risk of cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygium, so make sure your eyeglasses or contact lenses offer UV-protection.
- The right light: If you like to read in bed, choose a light bulb that is bright enough so that you can see the words without straining (but not so bright that you see a glare).