As the Earth slowly rolls the Northern Hemisphere to face the fiery sun, we can expect peak temperatures in Southern California this June solstice. For all those unfamiliar with geography, it’s summer time! And other than gym, tan and laundry, make sure your eye doctor’s office is one of your summer go-to spots, especially after Lasik surgery. Here are a few Lasik after care tips from the Orange County LASIK team that’ll keep your eyes in tip-top shape for summer.
Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam Every Year
It goes without saying, an annual checkup should be on everyone’s agenda. Everyone should know whether or not their internal motors are running well. With that being said, people easily overlook their eye health because as long as they can drive or see two feet in front of them, they’re under the impression they’re ok. That’s not always the case. Glaucoma is a silent stalker that’ll eventually become more and more bothersome later in life.
Shield Your Eyes from UV Rays
There’s a reason why we don’t look directly at the sun. There’s also a reason why your body reacts every time you even bat a lash in the sun’s general direction. It’s bad for you! Wear sunglasses that’ll shield you from UV rays. UV rays have been linked to cataracts, macular degeneration, and other conditions that can impede your vision. If your head can stand it, crown yourself with a visor for extra protection.
A nice platter of fruits and vegetables not only helps you maintain that bikini body, but it helps fight back cataracts. Look toward fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for your eye supplements, especially honing in on vitamin C and E.
Take Breaks from the Screen
Yes, we know. It’s hard to roll off the couch when you just started a new season of [Insert Name of Your Favorite Show Here] on Netflix. Or maybe everyone on your friends list is on a roll with their Facebook statuses, and you’re going on a “Like” spree. Remember to take a break! You’re straining your eyes, which makes your vision prone to damage.
Catch Up on Sleep
Beauty sleep not only helps you feel rested and ready to take on the day, but it impacts your overall health, including your eyes. A good 7 to 8 hours of sleep will help fight back eye fatigue which is marked by soreness, irritation, or blurry vision.
Visit the Best Lasik Surgeon Orange County Patients Trust
If you’re looking for a team of dedicated eye care specialists, Dr. Ghosheh’s Orange County LASIK office should be your next stop. They’ve been serving Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest and the greater OC area for over 25 years, specializing in LASIK surgery, utilizing cutting edge, breakthrough technology. Contact our Laser eye surgery office today and schedule an appointment.