The CDC reports that 90% of blindness cases are preventable. Most vision problems result from infections, chronic conditions, and improper eye care. And yet, a 2019 survey found that most people consider sight as their most valuable sense. So why do we ignore eye health?
If you want to maintain your vision throughout life, learn what to do–and NOT do–for your eyes. Simple actions such as lying down while reading or misapplying makeup can damage your vision. Here are the do’s and don’ts of eye health.
We Know It’s Hard, But Don’t Stare At A Screen For Too Long
As more and more people work on computers all day, eye problems are common. The condition now has a name: Computer Vision Syndrome. According to the American Optometric Association, digital screens force the eyes to work harder. This strain may result in problems over time.
There are many ways to save your eyes from Computer Vision Syndrome. Optometrists recommend giving your eyes a 15-minute break for every two hours of screen time. Some apps reduce screen light on your phone, laptop, or tablet for easier viewing.