Who knew! There is an entire day, Oct. 10, dedicated to keeping our eyes healthy. I was approached about a World Sight Day briefing that was taking place this week and decided to join in on the conversation, as I am admittedly not the best about regular eye exams.
I doubted at first, that I would get much out of the briefing. What could I possibly learn outside of the fact that you should protect your eyes with shades, which as you can see we have no problem with, and regularly visit the eye doctor?
I am so glad I took the time to listen in. I got some simple tips for me and my computer and sun loving brood.
*To prevent digital eye strain, look away from your computer for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. The 20/20 rule!
*Keep your distance from the screen – 20 – 24 inches.
*Always look for the sticker on sunglasses UVA/UVB protection. Did you know your eyes can get sunburned?
*UV radiation is present year-round.
*Dark leafy greens and foods containing Omega 3 can preserve eye health.
So break out those sunnies, set up your computer and make a salmon salad! For more information on eye health, go to the Vision Council’s website.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post per The Motherhood & Vision Council. All thoughts and opinions are my very own.