12 good resolutions to take care of our vision in 2023
85% of the information the brain receives comes from sight, which plays a key role in our body and lives. However, at Miranza we know that our eye health is often not given the attention it needs, according to the 2nd Eye Wellness Barometer, presented last October, based on a survey of a thousand people. To improve this data, our experts invite you to start the new year with 12 good resolutions to take care of your eye health with simple routines that can prevent many disorders.
12 good resolutions to take care of our vision in 2023:
- Lead a healthy lifestyle by getting a good night’s rest, quitting smoking and avoiding or moderating alcohol consumption.
- Watch your diet, opting for a diet rich in foods with a high content of vitamins A and C, which are good for your eyesight.
- Do physical exercise to prevent certain diseases that can affect our eyesight, such as diabetes or hypertension, and to contribute to proper oxygenation of the eyes.
- Use appropriate optical correction, checking your prescription every year.
- In the case of contact lens wearers: carry out correct maintenance and hygiene.
- Avoid too much screen time and, when using screens, consciously blink and lubricate the eye surface to avoid dry eyes, as well as following the 20-20-20 rule, which is equivalent to resting your eyes every 20 minutes for 20 seconds, looking 20 feet away.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and wear UV-approved glasses, even in the winter months.
- Urgently consult a specialist if there are eye symptoms such as vision loss, flashes, blurred vision, eye pain, etc.
- Use eye protection during activities that require special attention, such as sports or certain work or DIY activities.
- Pay attention to family history of eye disorders, such as glaucoma, cataracts or corneal dystrophies, which may have a genetic component.
- Maintain good lighting to avoid straining your eyes and prevent eyestrain, especially in the office or when reading or studying.
- Seek expert advice, if in doubt, and have annual eye check-ups, preferably from the age of 3, to diagnose any possible disorder as soon as possible. Early treatment could prevent future eye issues.