How to Protect Your Eyes as You Get Older
Life happens. We get older and our bodies don’t seem to work the same way. But that’s life! (Just don't tell Tommy.)
As we get older, we need to make sure that we take care of ourselves and every part of our bodies—including our eyes.
So, what can you do to preserve your sight throughout the years? The simple answer is to wear protective lenses! Whether it’s a prescription, blue light, safety, or sunglasses—it’s vital that you wear protective frames to preserve your eyesight.
Important note: We are not medical professionals, so please see your doctor if you're struggling with vision issues, no matter how small they seem!
The National Institute on Aging offers the following tips to maintain healthy eyes:
- Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) radiation and a wide-brimmed hat when you are outdoors. Luckily, all of Bomber Eyewear's sunglasses and and safety glasses—including the CLUTCH—have 100% UVA and UVB protection!
- If you’re a smoker, quit smoking. (Sorry, bro.) Smoking increases the risk of eye diseases.
- Eat nutritious foods that support eye health. Super foods include fish, nuts, fruit, and green vegetables. (Fun fact: The idea that carrots contribute to good vision is actually a myth -- a healthy diet that includes fresh veggies like carrots is key to maintaining eye health, but has little impact on your actual vision!)
- Be physically active and maintain a healthy weight. Being healthy overall will help keep your eyes healthy as well.
- Reduce high blood pressure, which can contribute to eye problems.
- If you have diabetes, it’s important to control it. Vision problems are a very common symptom of diabetes issues. Talk to your doctor about ways to manage your diabetes and your eye care.
- Give your eyes breaks. When focused on a computer or a single object, reduce eye strain by looking away every 20 minutes for about 20 seconds.
- If you utilize screens a lot throughout your day (computers, tablets, phones, etc.) be sure to wear blue-light or prescription glasses!
Regular eye exams with your optometrists are also important and help to catch problems before they can develop into something more serious.
Make sure you protect your beautiful eyes by making regular appointments with your optometrists and protecting them with corrective lenses and sunglasses throughout your day.Check out the latest arrivals at BOMBER Eyewear including the MAGNUM and the TIGER bombs!