Caring for Your Eyes, Even if You Don’t Wear Prescription Glasses

Just because you don’t require prescription eyewear, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to care for your eyes. In this guide, we’ll cover some tips to ensure your eyes stay healthy and clear.

Incorporating Protective Eyewear

Though you may not need glasses for vision correction, there are other types of eyewear that can be incredibly beneficial for your eye health.

Sunglasses: Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts, pterygium, and other sun-related eye conditions.

Protective Eyewear: Protective eyewear, such as safety glasses and goggles, shields your eyes from potential injuries during various activities, safeguarding against dust, debris, and chemical exposure. Pair it with Trivex or Polycarbonate lenses for impact resistant protection.

FL-41 Migraine Glasses: FL-41 migraine glasses can reduce the frequency and intensity of light-sensitive migraine attacks, providing relief to those prone to photophobia and similar conditions.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses: Blokz Blue light blocking glasses may help prevent digital eye strain and protect your eyes from the potentially harmful effects of prolonged exposure to blue light emitted by screens and artificial lighting.

Regular Eye Exams

Even if you don’t require prescription eyewear, it’s crucial to get your eyes checked regularly. Eye exams can identify issues such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts in their early stages, allowing for more effective treatment.
Additionally, regular eye exams can also detect other potential health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and even brain tumors. It’s recommended to have a comprehensive eye examination every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Your overall health can significantly impact your eye health. Here are some lifestyle changes that can contribute positively to your eye health: A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can provide you with essential nutrients like Omega-3 fatty acids, Lutein, Zinc, and Vitamins C and E, which are known to help ward off age-related vision problems. Quitting smoking can lower your chances of developing Age-related macular degeneration.

Prioritizing your eye health, even if you don’t require prescription glasses, is essential for a clear and vibrant future. Embracing protective eyewear, regular eye exams, and a healthy lifestyle can ensure your eyes remain a window to a world of beauty and well-being. So, remember, your eyes deserve the care and attention they need to shine brightly throughout your life.

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About the Author: Dr. Sophia Moh, OD, ABOC

Dr. Sophia Moh, OD is an optometrist located in Bay Area, California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UC San Diego and earned her doctorate at UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She has experience in a variety of eye care settings including primary care optometry, general ophthalmology, community health clinic, and Veterans Affairs. Her mission is to help the world see better by developing high-quality, affordable eyewear for everyone. She is also a certified American Board Optician (ABO) and provides training and lectures on optical education topics.