40s Lifestyle – Protecting Your Eyes

Aging is a word I think about more often in my 40s.  Well … technically, I am 39 and turning 40 in a few months!

In today’s blog post, I want to share about how I am taking care of my eyesights in 40s, with nutritions, behavior change, and a simple pair of EyeZen glasses.

I grew up in an Asian & eyeglasses-wearing family, and everyone has terrible nearsightedness.  7 years ago, I underwent Lasik and PRK vision correction, which was life-changing.  And, as s I age, I also began to experience seeing more floaters in both of my eyes, and frequent dryness in eyes has become unavoidable.  About 1 month ago, I’ve begun adjusting how my lifestyle should be, in order to protect and maintain healthy eyesights,

    1. Frequent Eye-Check:  Annual eye-check with an ophthalmologist is a must.  Ever since my Lasik, I’ve been religiously having my eyes examined.  One small change I also do is to ensure my eyes rest from computers every hour.
    1. Daily Omega-3:  I take 1,000mg of Omega-3 Fish Oil supplement every morning.  Omega-3 fatty acid may help reduce dryness in eyes, by supplying right mix of water and oils to eyes.  As always, you should talk to your healthcare professionals before taking any supplements.
    1. Eyedrops:  In the Middle East, German-brand medications are highly recommended and easy to get over the counter.  I’ve been using Hylo-Comod lubricating eye drops during the day and Hylo-Gel eye drops at night (right before heading to bed).
    1. Glasses (Yes! Again!): I work in front of computers 8 – 12 hours a day (a techie by trade, all!)  Long hours of screen time have put stress on my retina. So, in order to overcome harmful lights generated by digital devices, I wear a pair of EyeZen glasses when I work or watch TV on an airplane. 

Regardless your age, what are you doing to take care of your eyesights?  I would love to hear your wellness tips.

And, on a final note, I want to thank those who liked or commented on my last post, “Adjusting to 40’s”.  Your online support means a lot.  Cheers!

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