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Updated by Mt. View Eyecare on May 11, 2020
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5 Habits That are Damaging to Your Eyesight

Your sight is arguably the most important of all senses, and without it, getting things done would be a struggle. Sometimes, we do certain things without realizing that we’re compromising our eye health in the process. Here are some of those things.

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Staring at Your Screens for Too Long

Staring at Your Screens for Too Long

Staring at a screen causes you to forget blinking, which leads to eye dryness and irritation. While it might not be possible to stay away from gadget screens especially if your job involves computers, it’s important to take frequent breaks to prevent eye strain. You should also remember to blink from time to time to keep your eyes lubricated.

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Rubbing Your Eyes

Rubbing Your Eyes

Rubbing your eyes can damage the small blood vessels underneath the skin’s surface. Over time, too much rubbing can also alter the shape of the cornea, which could cause vision problems.

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Forgetting Your Sunglasses

Forgetting Your Sunglasses

Just like your skin, your eyes need protection from the harmful UV rays. Be sure to wear your UV protected sunglasses when going out, even if it’s cloudy, to avoid eye problems such as macular degeneration, photokeratitis, and pterygium. Wearing your sunglasses also provides extra protection against dust and debris.

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Taking Your Health for Granted

Taking Your Health for Granted

Vision loss and other eye conditions typically occur as complications of certain diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Therefore, taking your general health for granted would have a huge impact on your eyesight. Be sure to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle in order to keep your eyes and your whole body healthy.

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Avoiding Eye Checkups

Avoiding Eye Checkups

Regular eye checkups are necessary even if you think your visions are normal, especially when you reach the age of 40 or are suffering from other illnesses such as diabetes. The more regular your checkups are, the sooner your doctor could assess any changes with your vision and prescribe treatment.

If your child complains of frequent headaches and often squint or rub their eyes, it could signal an eye problem. Because kids can’t always voice out their concerns, it’s important to see a pediatric eye specialist right away to address the problem. Visit MtViewEyeCare.com to schedule an appointment.

  • Mt, View EyeCare is a family run vision clinic serving the Vancouver WA community. We provide adult eye exams, children's eye exams, glasses & contacts, acute eye care, and help with dry eyes.

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