Love Your Vision
At Wang Vision Institute, we love your vision, which is why we are dedicated to helping our patients improve their eyesight every day. This February, we want to celebrate this month of love in a new way. While you probably celebrate showing your love to others this month, we want you to celebrate February by showing love to yourself too!
It is easy to forget that our most important relationship is with ourselves. Your vision is vital to your health and happiness. That is why we share some reasons why you should love your vision and how you can show love for it by taking better care of your eyes.
Why You Should Love Your Vision
Our vision is something we often take for granted. Here are a few reminders of why it is important to take care of our eyes!
1. Vision is an important one of our senses.
You’ve probably heard of the “big five” when it comes to our senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, and hearing. Our eyes are the most developed sensory organ in our body and are commonly thought to be our most important sensory organ. This is because our eyesight perceives up to 80% of all impressions we encounter. Our eyes help us connect to the world around us, and even slight changes to our vision can change our life dramatically.
2. Vision plays a significant role in helping us do what we love.
Imagine your favorite hobby or activity that you enjoy regularly doing. Now imagine how those activities would change if you experienced a loss of your eyesight. Whether your activity is playing golf, enjoying a walk in nature, dancing, or spending time with loved ones, having healthy eyes allows you to enjoy participating in these aspects of life that bring you so much joy. It is essential to take care of your eyes so you can live your life to the fullest and be an active participant in the things that make your life whole.
3. Vision is directly tied to your safety.
Sight and vision are so important because they help keep us safe. For example, a loss in depth perception can cause you to fall more regularly, which can result in serious injuries. Depth perception, visual acuity, and color vision are important for your safety on the roads. You need your healthy, clear vision to protect yourself and others, which is just one of the many reasons why it should never be taken for granted.
How You Can Love Your Eyes
While we have only listed a few of the MANY reasons why you should love your vision, we hope this has inspired you to take better care of your eyes this month and for the entirety of your life. To help you, we have listed some tips to incorporate into your daily life that can help you truly love and care for your vision!
1. Wear Sunglasses When Outdoors
Make sure you wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays when driving and outdoors. This will help prevent the sun’s harmful rays from damaging your eyes.
2. If You Have or Need Prescription Glasses, Wear Them
If you have prescription glasses, it is important that you wear them! This will prevent strain on your eyes by forcing them to work harder. LASIK is an excellent option for those who find wearing prescription glasses uncomfortable or annoying!
3. Eat a Healthy Diet
Eating a healthy diet will give you the vitamins and minerals that are essential for maintaining and promoting healthy eyes.
4. Don’t Smoke
Smoking can increase your risk of developing serious eye conditions and possible permanent loss of your eyesight.
5. Schedule an Eye Exam to Detect Problems BEFORE They Occur
Our eye exams detect potential eye conditions even before you start to experience symptoms. That is why it is so crucial that you come in for regular eye exams, even if you aren’t experiencing any reasons for concern. You can schedule an eye exam at our Nashville, TN office here.
6. You Need Your Eyes to Last a Lifetime, so Prioritize Them Now!
You should have an eye exam every 1-2 years. Schedule ahead and/or put reminders in your calendar, so you never miss an eye exam!
Taking care of your vision is all about being proactive. By seeking treatment for vision issues like cataracts, glaucoma, astigmatism, dry eyes, etc., you can significantly increase your eye health and ability to obtain clear vision!
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