Anchorage, Alaska
401 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 276-3937

How to Maintain Healthy Eyes & Vision This Summer August 2, 2017

Anchorage, Anchorage County
How to Maintain Healthy Eyes & Vision This Summer , Anchorage, Alaska

When you’re hiking outdoors or cruising through the mountains with the convertible top down, the health of your vision may not be the first thought on your mind. However, amid all the fun and adventure this season, your eyes may be particularly susceptible to damage and other problems. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure healthy eyes all summer long. The caring team from Northern Lights Eye Care in Anchorage, AK, has the advice you need.

5 Tips for Healthy Eyes & Vision

1. Take a Tech Break

There’s no better time of the year to give your eyes a break from the screen. Too much time tapping away on your smartphone or watching movies can lead to digital eye stain and discomfort. When you are using technology, try to take a break every 20 minutes. 

2. Block UV Rays

Sunglasses not only look effortlessly cool, but they also block out harmful ultraviolet rays. Even when it’s in the Alaskan sky, the sun’s harmful rays can lead to macular degeneration as well as eye discomfort.

3. Eat Healthy

visionIt may be tempting to fuel up on sweets during the summer, but eating healthy is important for your whole body—including your eyes. For healthy vision, eat a nutrient-rich diet full of vegetables, fruit, and healthy protein.

4. Care for Your Glasses & Contact Lenses

When you’re camping or vacationing, it’s easy to forget your contact lens or glasses case. However, it’s important to continue to properly wear and care for your eyewear.

5. Schedule a Vision Exam

Even if you have 20/20 vision, remember to schedule an appointment with your optometrist regularly. If you haven’t already scheduled yours, fit it in while you have a little extra free time this summer.

For strong, healthy vision this summer and all year long, contact the friendly team at Northern Lights Eye Care. To schedule an appointment, call the practice today at (907) 276-3937. You may also visit the optometrist online

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Northern Lights Eye Care
Should You Get Glasses or Contact Lenses?, Anchorage, Alaska
If you’re having vision issues or are ready for a change, you might be wondering whether glasses or contacts are right for you. The best option depends on a wide range of more
4 FAQ About Cataracts, Anchorage, Alaska
Cataracts are cloudy formations on your eye’s lens that can significantly impact vision. They’re common after age 60, and it’s important to take steps to prevent them. Here’s more
3 Signs Your Child Has a Vision Problem, Anchorage, Alaska
You want to stay on top of your child’s health to ensure proper development. However, vision problems can be one of the trickier issues to spot. Here are a few signs that more
Do's & Don'ts of Traveling With Contacts, Anchorage, Alaska
When you're going on vacation, your contacts are one of the essentials to pack. Before leaving, you should also know how you're going to take care of them. Properly more
How Old Do Children Need to Be to Start Wearing Contact Lenses?, Anchorage, Alaska
Contact lenses are often considered to be a corrective eyewear solution for adults, but they can be just as beneficial for kids. Children with active lifestyles, for example, more