Since it’s #NationalSaveYourVisionMonth we’re taking a look at all of the important steps you can take to protect your vision. IbisVision’s technology supports optometrists in making eye tests more widely accessible so that any eye conditions and health concerns can be detected as early as possible; but what else can be done to protect our vision?

Follow the 20/20/20 rule. This rule helps to focus your vision away from your screen throughout the day. You should take a break every 20 minutes, focusing on something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Take care of your contact lenses. If you have reusable lenses, make sure you’re cleansing them properly to avoid putting any unwanted bacteria into your eyes.

Eat the right foods. Our eyes respond to the food we put into our body. There are lots of nutrients in certain foods that support healthy vision so we can make sure we’re eating the right things for our bodies and eye health. Staying hydrated also helps too!

Keep active. Exercise reduces both blood pressure and eye pressure which is beneficial for reducing your risk of glaucoma. As well as this, exercising 3-4 times a week can also reduce your risk of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Book your eye test. As mentioned above, detecting eye conditions as early as possible is vital with many conditions. Regular routine eye tests are important for your eye health and detecting eye concerns and other health conditions. It’s also just as important for anyone with children to make sure their eye tests are up to date too. Children are developing myopia at a very alarming rate and early diagnosis is essential to protect their long-term eye health so make sure to keep on top of your entire family’s eye health routine.