Spring Eye Care Tips
Spring is on our doorstep, and now is a good time to evaluate your health, including the health of your eyes. With allergies known to flare up and other eye conditions this season can help with, we’ve gathered our most helpful eye tips to consider this Spring.
Spring Clean your Diet
This season bursts with delicious produce reaping with health benefits for your entire body, including your eyes. Fill your plate with leafy greens such as kale, spinach and lettuce for a boost in vital Antioxidants that protect every cell in your body. You should also be adding eye healthy Carotenoid rich foods like carrots, tomatoes and bell peppers to your diet. Some studies have shown that Carotenoids help prevent cataracts from developing, while there is ample research showing the positive effects this nutrient has on the retina and overall eye function. Here you can check out other great food choices to boost eye health all year long.
Soak in the Sun
After months being stuck indoors, our bodies and eyes could greatly benefit from some springtime sunshine. Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly. Studies have shown that an increase of Vitamin D decreases the condition’s development. Increasing your exposure to sunlight has great benefits for both your mind and body. But staring directly into the sun isn’t required, or recommended! Be sure to still wear appropriate, quality eye protection when out in the sun, to ensure other conditions like Pterygium or Nevus do notdevelop from sun damage.
Leap over Allergies
Spring can wreak havoc on ourallergies because plants are most alive during this time. Weeds, pollen, spores and grass are all flare-up threats. To stay on top of your symptoms, and to get the most out of this sunnier season, ensure you have a good quality eye drop on hand to use before and during your time outdoors. One of our favourites is Visine’s Allergy Eye Drops, designed specifically for eye irritations brought on by allergies. Visine is available over the counter at all good pharmacies and like many others is inexpensive yet effective. You can also check this local daily pollen count, to monitor when a flare-up is likely to occur so that you can be better prepared. If eye allergy symptoms persist despite treatment, be sure to see a specialist or Optometrist as it could be a sign of infection.
Spring is the silver lining at the end some dark and cold months. So don’t let allergies or eye conditions get in the way! Use this wonderful time of year to boost your health and get the most enjoyment out of it.
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