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West Coast Optical’sTips to Help Maintain Healthy Eyes and Vision

April 25, 2015

Good eye sight is something that we all rely on for our day to day activities. However, there are many people who have problems with their vision, which is why West Coast Optical is offering the following tips for maintaining healthy eyes and vision.

Attend eye examinations

You may not realize it, but even individuals who don’t wear glasses need to have their eyes examined. Even if you have 20/20 vision, it is recommended that you come in for a routine check-up to ensure there are no other, more serious problems.Your optometrist will conduct a thorough check to ensure that you are not suffering from early stages of eye diseases.

Protect your eyes from the sun

On a sunny day, wearing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the damaging effects of UV rays. However, wearers of sunglasses should be warned that not all sunglasses, including the ones you purchased from your local convenience store, offer UV protection so it is important to invest in a good pair.

Wear the Correct frames

For those with prescription glasses, they should wear the right ones to ensure that the eyes are kept healthy and safe. If you wear prescription glasses, ensure that you are wearing properly fitted frames and lenses. The prescription details of the lenses are important, but the frames should fit well too or this canhave a negative impact on vision.

Practice good eye hygiene

One of the most important things people should avoid is touching their eyes. This is because bacteria can be transmitted from the hands to the eyes causing infections. It is important to regularly wash your hands in order toreduce the spread of bacteria.Contact wearers should also remember not to keep their contacts in for more than 12 hours a day.

Practice proper contact lens hygiene

Contact wearers should also remember not to keep their lenses in for more than 12 hours a day or when  swimming as the water has microorganisms that could cause fungal infections.

Living without eyesight can be incredibly difficult, which is why it is important that individuals take care of their eyes, whether it be through regular eye examinations, wearing sunglasses, wearing the correct frames, or practicing proper hygiene. Visit West Coast Optical today to learn more about all of their eye-related products/services and start seeing more clearly.

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