New Year, New Lenses
Now that things are calming down this holiday season, it’s time to focus on putting away all of your Christmas decorations and beginning your list of resolutions. Many people typically put together a list that focuses on fitness, including the following: losing weight, going to the gym more, and running in a 5K. However, it’s important to think about your overall well-being. The beginning of the new year is a great time to schedule appointments to check in on your health. Schedule time to meet with not only your general doctor, your dentist, but also your eye doctor for an Indianapolis Eye Exam!
Why An Annual Indianapolis Eye Exam In A Must
Often people assume that because their vision is stable, their eyes are healthy. However, this is not always the case. Scheduling a regular Indianapolis Eye Exam does not only help to protect your vision, but it helps prevent future problems. How so? When you go to an eye doctor appointment, it can also help uncover evidence of many different diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Eye exams are not the only way in which you should be taking care of your vision in the upcoming new year. We have put together three easy steps that will help to ensure that your eyes and overall vision health stays strong in 2015 and for years to come!
UV rays can be quite damaging to your eye health. Therefore, it’s important to invest in a protective pair of prescription sunglasses. UV rays don’t just exist in the summertime, they are harmful year-round. Read our blog for more details on the seasonal effects of the sun on our eye health.
Buy a high-quality pair of sunglasses. If you need a prescription pair, stop by our Noblesville Eye Doctor location.
If you are a daily wearer of contact lenses, it is important that you follow the necessary steps when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your contact lenses. First, it’s vital that you always take out your contact lenses when you go to sleep at night. Furthermore, keep track of how long you wear each pair by following the FDA’s recommended replacement schedule when it comes time to change them out.
In addition to regularly changing and replacing your contact lenses, you should also make a resolution to use only the recommended disinfection solution and to change your contact case every three months.
Following these steps with your contacts will ensure your eyes will stay in good health in 2015.
To schedule an appointment with to schedule an Indianapolis Eye Exam to learn about contacts – click here. To learn about what to expect when you get lenses at our doctors office, visit our contact lenses fitting page.
Vision and Electronics:
The average American spends about nine hours a day in front of a screen. That’s almost half of the day spent in front of a computer, TV, tablet, or phone. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
The time we spend in front of a screen isn’t changing, more jobs are building around technology and people are being increasingly dependent of it. Due to extended screen time, our eyes tend to become more dry and irritated than ever before.
Make sure this year you follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes that you are looking at a screen, take a 20-second break and look at something else in the room that is 20 feet away. This tip will help to make sure that your eyes stay healthy and fully hydrated.
Get Your Indianapolis Eye Exam At The Beginning of The Year
When it comes to your eye health and vision, protecting your eyes with sunglasses, taking care of your contacts, and taking a break while looking at your screen are just three ways to get started working on your overall eye health. Stop by Dr. Amy Walden & Associate’s office to schedule your annual Indianapolis Eye Exam and learn more!