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By caring for your contact lenses as directed by your optician, you can keep your eyes healthy and your lenses germ-free. Always wash your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses, and never handle them in the bathroom. Use a solution recommended by your optician to disinfect and hydrate your lenses. Also remember to keep your contact lens case clean, and to change it at least every month.
Learn how to perform a comprehensive cleaning routine for your contact lenses by watching this video. Dr. Stephen Rozenberg, OD, of 10/10 Optics explains how to clean your lenses and how to handle them without touching the insides of the lenses.
Schedule your contact lens fitting with 10/10 Optics in Manhattan today and learn how to correctly handle your contacts for optimal comfort. Call (888) 508-4018 to make an appointment with one of our opticians.
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When you have good vision, it’s easy to assume that it will always be that way. To keep stellar sight, however, it’s important to take steps to keep your eyes healthy. Regular eye exams and visits to the optometrist are key parts of maintaining vision health, but what else can you do to keep your eyes in good shape? Follow this advice to keep your vision strong. Some of the advice may even help you improve your current vision.
- Eat Right
Your diet has a tremendous impact on the health of your eyes. Fill your plate with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, vitamins C and E, and lutein to keep problems like cataracts and macular degeneration at bay. You can find these crucial nutrients in leafy, green veggies, salmon, eggs, nuts, and citrus fruits. Not only do these foods contain nutrients that protect the eyes, but eating a healthy diet also reduces your risk of other health problems that can affect vision, like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
- Wear Sunglasses
Your eyes need protection from the sun just like your skin does. Exposure to UV rays can cause macular degeneration and cataracts. Choose sunglasses that offer 99% to 100% protection from UV rays. You can increase your protection by wearing wraparound sunglasses. It’s important to wear sunglasses even if you have contacts. Contacts offer minimal protection from UV rays but not enough to preserve your sight.
- Curtail Computer Use
Staring at a computer screen all day can be very problematic for your eyes. Blurry vision, dry eyes, and focus difficulties can all arise from computer overuse. Even if using a computer is a must for your job, you can protect your eye health by taking frequent breaks. Look away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes, and take a 15 minute break every two hours. An up to-date prescription for your glasses or contracts will also help.
Let 1010 Optics be your partner in great vision health. Regular exams with our optometrists help you keep track of your eye health and identify problems in their early stages. Make an appointment at our Manhattan office by calling (888) 508-4018.
The foods you pile onto your plate can have a major impact on your eye health. Eating a healthy diet may help keep high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes – two big risk factors for vision problems – at bay, but there is also a more direct relationship between food and eyes. Certain foods may reduce your chances of developing vision problems.
Watch this video to find out how getting plenty of leafy greens into your diet may stave off cataracts. The carotenoids in green vegetables help to protect the your eyes from harmful UV rays. Overexposure to UV rays cause changes in the eyes that can lead to cataracts. Cataracts are a leading cause in blindness, especially in people over 50. Simply filling up on salad may offer protection.
Your vision health is our mission at 1010 Optics. Call us now at (888) 508-4018 to make an appointment with an optometrist at our Manhattan clinic and discuss ways you can keep your eyes in top shape.