Tips To Healthy Eyes in 2012

Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in General Eye Health on January 16, 2012

Healthy Eyes in 2012

Eye exams are not the only way in which you should be taking care of your vision in the upcoming New Year. Below are a few ways  to ensure that your eyes and your vision health stays strong in 2012, and beyond.


Sun Protection ( Yes! Even in the winter)
It is no secret that UV rays can be very damaging to our vision and eye health. Therefore, why not invest in a protective pair of prescription sunglasses this year so that you can prevent exposure to the dangerous sunlight when you are outside. If you are outside a lot, you may also wish to purchase a hat or any other kind of protective clothing that will give you an extra layer of protection against UV rays.


Contact  Lens Care
If you are a daily wearer of contact lenses, it is important that you follow necessary steps when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your contacts. For instance, you should always take out your contact lenses when you go to sleep at night and follow your doctors recommended replacement schedule when it comes time to change them out. You should also use only the recommended disinfection solution, and to change your contact case every three months to make sure that you are keeping your lenses clean.


Computer Use
The amount of time that we spend in front of computer screens may not be able to permanently damage our vision, but it still can take a significant toll on your productivity and work performance. Eyes can become dry, irritated and red when they are in front of a screen for too long. Therefore, be sure to follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. This will help to make sure that your eyes stay healthy and hydrated.


When it comes to our vision, preventative maintenance and regular eye exams can go a long way towards keeping your eyes healthy all year long. Be sure to make an appointment for your yearly eye examination in 2012 so that you can ensure that you are starting the year off with the best vision possible. Visit us at https://www.ehnpc.com/login.php to schedule your next appointment.


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#201 (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97225
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Gresham
24601 SE Stark St.
Suite 245
Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 255-2291 see more
Hillsboro
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Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-9400 see more
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11086 SE Oak St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 see more
Mt. Tabor
5935 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
503 777-5546 see more
North Portland
3246 N. Lombard
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-1671 see more
Northeast Portland
5050 NE Hoyt St., #245
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 255-2291 see more
Northwest Portland
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 see more
Oregon City
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 see more
Southeast Portland
10819 SE Stark St,
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 255-2291 see more
Sunnyside
12050 SE Stevens Rd, Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 783-3300 see more
Tigard
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Tigard OR 97224
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Wilsonville, OR 97070
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