Hi there, and welcome back to our blog! As your trusted eye doctor in Chula Vista, with more than 20 years of experience in optometry, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain good eye health. While we are always here to provide you with professional, friendly eye and vision care, we also know that good eye health begins at home. In our recent post, we began exploring the everyday ways you can improve your eye health. Today, let’s look at four more tips for you to consider to keep your eyes healthy and clear. Be sure to read part one of this short blog series if you haven’t done so already. And if you are ready to schedule an eye exam, call Broadway Optometry today, your Top Rated Local® optometrist in Chula Vista. Please read below to learn our tips.  

Protect Your Eyes During Home Improvements

Whether you are working in the yard or making improvements to the interior or exterior of your home, it is essential to wear proper eye protection. Along with the pollens, dander, and dust that comes with doing yard work, getting dirt and other debris in your eyes can irritate and even scratch the surface of your eyes. This could cause pain, temporary vision loss, or even lead to eye and vision issues down the road.

It is especially important to wear eye protection when doing demolition projects, working with chemicals, and doing woodworking to avoid damaging your eyes. Pick up a pair of protective eyewear from your local hardware store before beginning any of these projects to safeguard your eyes.

Wear Protective Eyewear for Sports

Some of the most common sports injuries occur on the face, often affecting the eyes. These injuries may include blunt trauma and penetrating injuries that can damage your vision or cause long-term damage. For this reason, you should always wear protective eyewear that is designed to stay in place no matter what sport or athletic activity you’re engaging in.

 

 

Don’t Ignore Frequent Headaches

If you experience regular headaches, this could be a sign of an issue with your eye health. Scheduling an exam with your optometrist allows us to examine your eyes and determine the best solution to reduce your headaches and eye issues. The worst thing you can do is ignore headaches, especially frequent headaches.

Wash Your Hands When Handling Contacts

When you think of all the germs that may be attached to your hands, the last thing you’ll want to do is touch your eyes and handle your contact lenses without washing your hands. Not only does washing your hands before putting in or removing your contacts keep your contact lenses clean, this small act can keep your eyes healthy.

Visit Your Friendly Eye Doctor

Scheduling regular visits and eye exams with your caring and knowledgeable optometrist is a great way to improve and maintain your eye health. Whether you need a comprehensive eye exam or simply need a new style of eyeglasses or sunglasses, our team at Broadway Optometry is here to help you. Call your eye doctor in Chula Vista today to make an appointment or stop by and see us!

Tune in next time to learn even more ways to protect your eyes every day by practicing good habits that can make a big difference in your eye and vision health.