Looking after your eyes

Whilst our friendly and informative optician is the professional to visit in order to protect our vision and optimise our sight capability, unfortunately they are not available 24/7 to prevent any damage occurring. So, for those of us who care about our eyes, taking simple precautions can help protect one of our most valuable life assets. Here is the Specs123 guide to looking after your eyes and vision.

1. As we do not live in a country with an assured and regular amount of sunshine, many of us do not keep eye protection at hand for when the sun does eventually come out.

Having good quality sunglasses or glasses with 100% UVA and UVB layers affords you protection from the glare and brightness of the sun, so helping to keep the eyes free from damage and keeping them potentially healthy for longer. And with sites such as Specs123 keeping prices affordably low, it makes sense to have more than one pair, placed so they are always readily available and with no compromise on good looks and style.

2. Many of us reach for our glasses when it comes to reading, yet don’t place the same emphasis on vision levels when it comes to getting into a car, despite the dangers that having below standard vision can very obviously bring.

Keeping a pair of glasses in the car so they are always at hand means that you are always driving with your vision at its optimum, and with Specs123 offering free anti reflection lenses and a scratch resistant coating as standard, whether it is sun or night-time driving that is creating the issue, your eyes are free from damage and strain.

3. Whether you live to work or work to live, keeping your eyes protected at work is something that many of us overlook. Employers have an obligation to check the health of your eyes if you are in front of the VDU screen for a stated period of time, but as it is your own eyes that need looking after, you also have the responsibility to ensure that you are doing the best for your eyesight. Take regular breaks and try and look elsewhere every 20 minutes for 20 seconds in order to prevent the eyes from becoming overtired and strained.

And if you work in an environment that is prone to dust or the risk of debris in the air, always ensure you wear suitable protection. Employers have an obligation to ensure the safety of your eyes, yet it is up to you to make sure you wear any protection that is given.