4 WAYS TO SAVE YOUR VISION IN MARCH
March is National Save Your Vision Month. It’s a time for all of us to give our ocular health extra consideration. In this article we are going to discuss several changes you can make right now to save your vision and maintain ocular surface health.
SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT EYE EXAM
Eye care professionals agree that patients should receive an eye exam at least once every two years. If it’s been two or more years since you’ve visited the eye doctor, take the time to schedule your next eye exam today. If you believe your vision or ocular surface health has significantly changed since your last appointment, schedule a follow up to discuss the new symptoms you are experiencing with your eye care professional. Be sure to ask your doctor to discuss the symptoms of dry eye disease and digital eye strain to see if you may be at risk.
GIVE THE SCREENS A REST
The increasing prevalence of digital screens in our daily lives is having an adverse effect on ocular surface health. Digital Eye Strain is a new condition affecting individuals who spend excessive hours looking at computer monitors, smartphones, televisions, and tablets. Using these devices is known to decrease your blink rate, which causes your tear film layer to begin to evaporate, and results in dry, itchy, strained, tired eyes. If you spend long hours looking at digital screens, be sure to take a break every 20-30 minutes to allow your eyes to rest.
TREAT YOUR CHRONIC EYE CONDITIONS
Ignoring or neglecting the treatment of chronic eye conditions like dry eye disease or blepharitis can cause these conditions to worsen. Save your vision this month by treating your chronic eye conditions with soothing most heat therapy. The Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress naturally rehydrates eyes and alleviates symptoms of dry eye disease and blepharitis. Simply microwave and apply to enjoy instant relief! No more messy eye drops or wet washcloths.
IMPROVE EYE HYGIENE
Blepharitis and styes can be caused by blockages in the poors surrounding the eyes. You can treat and prevent these eye conditions by using the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress in conjunction with the Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Sheets. These disposable sheets improve eye hygiene and improve the efficacy of moist heat therapy when used in tandem with the Dry Eye Compress. Add the Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Sheets to your daily eye health routine to improve lid hygiene and protect your vision from disease and infection.