Eye care is self care!
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can bring you SO many benefits! You stay energized and focused at work longer, feel happier in general, and your overall immune system and even EYE health are improved.
You hear it over and over...eat a balanced and colorful diet, practice self-care, exercise, drink enough water, etc. etc. but all of this is true!
Today I'm going to talk specifically about tips for eye health. To me, it's just as important as eating 6 servings of veggies a day because they say "eyes are the window to your health."
I went to LensCrafters the other day to get my eyes checked and my doctor taught me a few things while I was there:
1. Monitor Screen Use
I'm glued to my computer and iPhone literally all day and this can be SO straining on the eye- so I try to unplug at least 1 hour before bedtime to make time for other hobbies like journaling instead. Blue light is so harmful to the eyes and can cause strain and stress at night making it harder to sleep (unless you wear glasses that protect against blue light!)
PRO TIP: Try the 20-20-20 rule
For every 20 minutes you spend looking at a screen, try to look away at a distance of about 20 feet for 20 seconds.
1. Regular check-ups
I go every year to maintain and check my eye health. LensCrafters technology is literally through the roof impressive. Instead of depending on a manual eye exam (which is better? 1 vs 2) which can be pretty hard to tell a lot of the time... they took a picture of my eye using their latest digital exam Clarifye that gives the doctor a more detailed overview of your eye health.
PS. My prescription stayed the same! woo!
2. Eat well!
A no-brainer- good-for-you-eye food is carrots right?! Well carrots are definitely up there because they have Vitamin A but also dark leafy greens like spinach and kale and omega-3 foods like salmon and walnuts are also important. These foods are the best sources of vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants and help prevent eye problems and vision-related issues.
3. Wear those shades
I broke my favorite pair of Ray-Bans last year so during this eye exam I splurged on one! Not only because they are a great accessory but because sunglasses 'blocks out 99% of UV-A and UV-B rays' and helps protects your eyes!
Duhhh! you knew this was coming. Whether its high intensity interval training or a yoga flow- moving your body has SO many benefits to your health! Yesterday morning I flowed through a mindful yoga practice with Jamie King (and wore my new glasses whoo!) and I felt so good for the rest of the day. Exercising leads to healthy eating and healthy eating leads to a happier life. This is what I full heartedly believe!
Link to my glasses: Ray bans
Book your Clarifye eye exam at: Lenscrafters