Daily eye care is important to keep your eyes healthy. Proper hygiene and preventive eye care will help you avoid problems like eyestrain, irritations, infection, and injuries.
Some children and adults need glasses to avoid eyestrain when reading or doing close-up work. Some people with dry eyes feel discomfort or strain when they read, drive, watch TV, or look at a computer screen because they blink less during these activities. Glasses, contact lenses, lubricating eyedrops, medicines, or surgery may help with these symptoms.
To protect your eyes you can:
Prompt medical care of an eye injury may prevent loss of sight.
See your eye care provider if you are concerned about your vision. Regular eye exams and vision tests are important. They help correct vision problems and can detect eye disease early. Even if you do not have any eye problems you should have eye exams regularly. If you don’t have symptoms, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you have an eye exam according to the following schedule:
Your eye care provider may recommend a different schedule if you have certain eye problems, diabetes, or risk factors for glaucoma.
See your eye care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms: