Reduce Screen Time
Looking at a digital screen for long periods of time can reduce the number of times you blink. A reduced blink rate has been shown to lead to Dry Eyes. Using digital screens today is unavoidable, so to combat its negative affects eye care professional recommend following the 20:20:20 rule: every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Protect Your Eyes Against the Sun
Intense UV rays from the sun can damage sensitive cells in your eyes and, if enough exposure occurs, can affect your vision. That is why it’s important to wear your sunglasses anytime you’re outside and the sun is shining.
Follow proper contact use
Improper contact lens care can lead to inflammation and pain, resulting in an inability to continue wearing contact lenses, and in some cases can lead to ocular surface disease (dry eyes or meibomian gland dysfunction). How to properly care for contact lenses is dependent on the type of contact lenses and solution recommended by your eye care professional.
Eat a healthy diet
What you eat affects every aspect of your health including your eyes. Eating foods rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy and lean sources of protein is a must for eye health. That’s because these food groups work together to provide a balance of vitamins, minerals and protective antioxidants to keep our eyes (and bodies) functioning at their best.
Clean your eyes twice a day.
Applying an effective eyelid and eyelash cleaner daily can be remarkably effective at keeping bacterial populations on your lids and lashes in check and ensuring that eyes remain healthy.