Preventative eye care is important. There are many ways to take care of your eyes, some that you might already be doing. If not, it may be time to start.

Eat Healthy Food: Your eyes need vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy. Including lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc. A good way to get these nutrients are protein, vegetables, fruits, and dairy.

Wear Safety Glasses: If you’re mowing the lawn, working on a job with hazardous materials, or playing a sport, you should wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any eye injury.

Regular Eye Exams: Regular eye exams can detect eye problems at an early stage, especially if you keep up on them.

Wear Sunglasses: UV protection means blocking the ultraviolet rays from reaching your eyes. UV rays aren’t just out in the summer or on a bright sunny day; they can reflect off sand, water, ice, and snow, even on an overcast day, so make sure to wear your sunglasses.

Limit Screen Time: Too much screen time can cause eye strain. If you can’t limit your time on a computer or in front of a screen, make sure to keep your eyes moist with eye drops. Stop in and ask us about our blue light prescription glasses.

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Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes from The Sunglass Shoppe in Petoskey, Traverse City, and Charlevoix, MI