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Eye Health and Safety Is a Daily Task

Daily eye health and safety is easy to do and depends on what you plan to do that day, and what conditions your eyes already have. Part of good eye health care includes seeing an ophthalmologist if something is wrong with your eyes. At Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson, AZ, we want to help you keep your eyes healthy and safe.

Changes to Eye Health Can Be Very Gradual

It's easy to miss gradual changes to your vision and how your eyes feel. You acclimate to these smaller changes until it's too late to reverse whatever is happening. This is why getting your eyes checked on a regular basis is so crucial. The eye tests that you receive can spot little changes or problems that could become serious later on. Your daily task for watching out for your eye health in general is to try to notice any changes in your vision even if they seem very minor, and to contact an eye doctor to check them out before the problems get to the point where you have to see an eye surgeon.

Also be aware of your screen time. Increased screen usage during the pandemic has led to more cases of eye strain and computer vision syndrome. While using special prescription glasses can help, you should also remember to look up and away from your screens regularly to ensure your eyes can focus on something other than the little light box in front of you.

Excessive sunlight can cause damage to your eyes over time and increase the side effects of cataracts.  We have plenty of sunshine in Arizona!  You should wear sunglasses outdoors and when driving to help protect your eyes from the effects of the sun. 

Many Accidents Are Preventable

Another issue that affects eye and health safety are preventable accidents. Whether you're playing sports, working on a project in your garage, or just gardening, you can protect your eyes by wearing appropriate eyewear. Goggles help protect your eyes from flying bits when you're using a saw or chisel and a helmet with a visor can protect your eyes when you're out biking.

Have Your Eyes Examined Today

At Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson, AZ, we offer appointments for exams and consultations to discuss eye surgery and care. Call us at (520) 293-6740 or contact us online to request an appointment.

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