Tips for Maintaining Eye Health as You Age
As we age, our bodies change. It's important to take care of all facets of health. At The Eye Health Group, serving Springfield, we're here to help you keep your eyes as healthy as possible throughout the aging process. Let's take a look at what to expect from your eye health as you get older, as well as what you can do to maintain your eye health.
Aging and the Eyes: What to Expect
Some of the issues that the aging process may cause regarding your eye health include:
- Eyelid issues
Keeping Your Eyes Healthy
It can be scary to consider the different issues that can affect your eye health throughout the aging process. Working to maintain and even improve your eye health is an important step to take no matter how old you are.
Follow these tips to help you maintain healthy eyes:
- Protect your eyes from the sun by staying out of the sun during peak hours (10 am to 2 pm) and by wearing sunglasses when outdoors
- Don't smoke
- Get at least 20 minutes of physical exercise every day
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Follow the 20/20/20 rule: If you spend a lot of time staring at a computer or phone screen, be sure to look away at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes
Call The Eye Health Group in Springfield
If you're searching for an optometrist to help you keep your eyes healthy throughout the aging process, contact us at The Eye Health Group, serving Springfield, by calling (973) 376-7900. We're here to work with you to keep your eyes as healthy as possible throughout every stage of life. We look forward to serving all of your eye care needs.