In order to celebrate National Eye Health Week, Glasses Direct bring to you some helpful tips to keep your peepers in check.

1. Have your eyes checked every 12-18 months

Uncorrected vision problems can progress, and wearing corrective glasses that are no longer right for you can cause vision problems and severe headaches. Once you’ve got them checked, come and visit us online with your prescription at hand and buy online and save. BIG TIME.

2. In summer, always wear sunglasses.

It is proven that UV rays can seriously damage your eyes, but good quality sunglasses can prevent this damage. When buying sunglasses, make sure that they block at least 98% of UV radiation.
And don’t be shy in wearing your sunglasses on cloudy days as well! Clouds might provide shade, but they are no barrier for UV light. In a nutshell, Clouds are basically water, and water is UV-transparent.

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Make like Karl and add UV protection to your prescription.


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3. Eat what is good for you and your eyes

The good news is that there are no foods that would be harmful for your eyes. Most foods don’t affect your eyesight at all but vitamins of the antioxidant group can prevent age-related conditions like macular degeneration and the development of cataracts. Vitamins C, A and E, folic acid, selenium and zinc are definitely beneficial for the health of your eyes. So put a carrot and a bunch of grapes into your lunch box!
4. Feel good in your glasses.

When you’re choosing your glasses, don’t treat it like a chore or necessity. Make it a treat and take time to enjoy the process of working out what suits your personal style and facial features. Invest in picking the perfect pair and you’re more likely to feel good in your frames and wear them not just when you’re supposed to. A recent surge in popularity, glasses are fast becoming the new ‘it’ accessory, so embrace the trend.
5. When you read or work on the computer make sure that the light is right.

It is a common knowledge that working with poor light can cause eyestrain, but light that is too bright can do as much damage too, so make sure your eyes don’t feel like they are straining or squinting.

6. Give your eyes a health break

Did you know that people blink about 25% less often whilst using a computer than usual, causing dry eyes? Make sure you have a break from your computer, of if that just isn’t possible some days, then close your eyes and count to 5 before opening them whenever your computer decides to take its sweet time doing something. If you train yourself into the habit, your eyes should feel much better at the end of your working day.

Lastly, make sure that you enjoy wearing your glasses and feel great in them!
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