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Caring for your eyes can be part of your daily lifestyle. And eye care doesn’t have to be burdensome or costly. Sometimes you will need to spend money, especially for corrective eye care as determined by your eye doctor. But most of the time, your eye doctor can teach you some free to low-cost ways to maintain your eye health.

Here are five eye care habits you can learn:

Balanced diet.

The eye, like any part of the body, needs appropriate nutrients that will come through what you eat. Eating a well-balanced diet is a preventative, and sometimes curative, means of eye health.

Exercise.

When you do certain exercises, such as rebounding (jumping on a trampoline), preferably outside, it can help strengthen your eyes. This is because, with each jump, your eye exercise by focusing and refocusing on the different things at different distances.

Know your history.

Another way to aid eye care is by knowing your family’s medical history. Knowing family eye health issues can help you avoid vision problems.

Sunglasses.

These are not just fashion statements. Sunglasses prevent excessive UV rays from the sun from damaging your eyes. It also protects the eyes from dust and other environmental irritants. It is one of the least expensive ways to maintain good eye care when outdoors.

Personal hygiene.

The best way to prevent a lot of eye infections, especially during the rainy and even dry seasons, is to practice good hygiene. Wash your hands often, especially when coming from outside. Try as much as possible not to rub your eyes with your hands. And resist people touching your eyes to help you get something off your face.

These are inexpensive ways to keep your eyes healthy. But always have an annual eye check as well. This can help detect any underlying eye issues that need quick treatment. For more information on good eye health practices, do contact us.