Given the prevalent use of digital devices today, more and more people worry about the harm they can cause to their eyesight. You must take proper care of your eyes and reduce your chances of developing vision problems. Here are four basic eye care practices that you can follow to reduce your risk.

Protect Against Harmful UV Rays

You may not realize it now, but daily exposure to the harmful sun rays can result in severe damage to your eyes over time. In 2020, make it your resolution to take precautionary measures against the UV rays before stepping out of the house. Choose a pair of sunglasses that block at least 95% of UV-A radiation and 99% of UV-B radiation. Additionally, if the sun is shining bright outside, consider wearing a broad-brimmed cap or hat.

Take Enough Breaks from Screen Time

In the modern world, it can be difficult not to spend hours using mobile phones, tablets, and computers. Understand that this type of constant eye activity is not suitable for your eye health. It may lead to eyestrain, dry eye, headaches, neck and back pain, and fatigue. In 2020, follow the 20/20/20 rule to avoid digital eye strain. After every 20 minutes of using a digital device, take a 20-second break, and set your eyes on something 20-feet away.

Spend More Time Outdoors

The world is too beautiful to spend all your time indoors. In 2020, make it a point to spend more time outdoors away from digital screens. This simple change in your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of developing a condition called ‘myopia’ or ‘nearsightedness.’ If not treated, this condition can lead to retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma, early cataract development, and even blindness.

Go for the Yearly Comprehensive Eye Exam

Regular screening by your doctor is not enough to ensure optimal eye health. Although vision screening does identify many problems, it might also miss many others. Start planning your trip to the optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam, even if you feel your vision is perfectly fine. These eye exams can detect many serious conditions, including multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and high blood pressure, even before they start producing symptoms.

Follow these necessary eye care advice in 2020 and make your eye health a priority! The i-Chek™ Illuminated Eye Examination Mirror can also help you keep your vision in good condition. It gives you the ability to see in ultra-high definition at high magnification to detect scurf and debris. 

Scurf is a significant contributor to eye itchiness, which may be a sign of blepharitis. From one of the inventors of the first doctor’s treatment for blepharitis, The AB Max™ is a new advanced doctor’s treatment for Anterior Blepharitis*. The AB Max™ offers the same forward and reverse functionality as our competitor, but also has a patented PULSE mode specifically engineered to remove even the most tenacious scurf and debris, while massaging the outer eyelid margins for better patient outcomes – at less than ½ the cost. For more information contact us at (800) 721-8006 or www.AB-Max.com.

*Anterior Blepharitis is blepharitis of the outer eyelid margin, including the eyelashes.