May is Eye Safety Month and it’s a great excuse to take the time to protect your vision and look great in the process! But you don’t need to wait for May to treat your eyes well.
Every person, regardless of their need for corrective eyewear, needs glasses - sunglasses. Sunglasses are a wonderful accessory that protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses get the pair that block out 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation and keep your vision healthy for years to come. (Not all do.)
Beyond making sure you head into the summer with a great pair of sunglasses, everyone should have regular comprehensive dilated eye exams. In many cases, an eye exam is the only way to detect and catch common eye diseases in their early stages. There are great eye doctors in the Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Salem, and Keizer areas. If you don’t have an eye doctor and want a suggestion, contact us today, we know the great ones.
Our eyes are affected by our lifestyle, just like the rest of our bodies and minds. Maintaining a healthy weight can help keep diabetes and other potentially vision impairing conditions away. We’ve all heard the old wives tale about carrots improving vision, but in fact, eating a diet rich in fruits and green can help our eyesight. Additionally, research has shown that we get eye healthy benefits from foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.
Beyond eating right, avoid smoking which is as bad for your eyes as it is for your body. Research has connected smoking to an increased risk of macular degeneration, cataracts, and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to complete loss of sight.
Feel free to use eye safety month as an excuse to visit either one of our boutiques in downtown Salem, Oregon or downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon. Whether you’re looking for the perfect frames, lenses or stylish and unique sunglasses, we promise to help you find exactly what you are looking for.