March is Save Your Vision Month! Your vision is a critical part of your overall health and wellbeing. If you neglect your eyesight, you're risking your quality of life. During the month of March, take inventory on what your current habits look like and how they can be improved. Where can you start? What's most important? What can you do to celebrate? Read on to discover 4 ways that you can embrace better vision today:
1. Schedule a Vision Exam
The most important thing you can do for your vision is to regularly see your optometrist. If you can't remember the last time you saw your eye doctor, make an appointment today. Eye exams are the best way to stay ahead of vision issues and get access to expert advice on your vision care routine. Ask your optometrist questions and compile a comprehensive vision care plan that's tailored to your needs.
2. Add Produce to Your Shopping Cart
What's in your cart? If it's mostly packaged foods and lacks color, do yourself a favor during Save Your Vision Month and include some produce when you're buying groceries. Produce like carrots, kale, and oranges, can help protect your eyesight and help improve your overall health. Eating healthy, in general, is a great way to take better care of yourself. Make healthier diet options a priority during Save Your Vision Month.
3. Get Better Sleep
Another habit that factors heavily into your overall health, as well as your vision health specifically, is sleep. While 8 hours per night is the widely accepted standard recommendation, each person is different. When you're sleep deprived, you know it. Make sure that you're getting enough sleep each night. It helps your body heal and gives your eyes the rest they need to perform at their best.
4. Limit Screen Time
In modern society, most white collar workers spend 6-8 hours each day looking at screens. After the work day, most of those individuals watch another 3-4 hours of TV. If, like most people, you stare at your phone multiple times each day as well, that's a lot of screen time for your eyes to handle. During Save Your Vision Month, consider cutting down on screen time. Instead of TV in the evenings, read a book instead. Keep tabs on how often you're checking your phone and leave it out of reach if it's a problem.
Celebrate Save Your Vision Month in style, using the 4 ways above. Schedule your next eye exam, eat more vision-healthy food, get better sleep, and limit your screen time. Your eyes will thank you!