Spring Eye Care: Spring Cleaning Your Eye Health Routine

Last Updated October 13, 2021
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Spring is in the air, and with longer, warmer days comes the tradition of spring cleaning, digging deep into those hard-to-clean areas, airing out our homes and kicking off the season with all things fresh and new.

And adding a bunch of dust into the air. That plus all the pollen from those Spring flowers just might have you thinking about your eyes!

So, while you work through your Spring Cleaning to-do list, why not dust off your health routine and give your eyes some care and attention, too?

Often, people without vision issues skip the eye doc because – well – why spend the time when everything seems OK? The reason is simple: Many eye issues start without any symptoms and conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataract all benefit from early detection and treatment.

An annual exam is just as vital for those who rely on glasses, and particularly for those who use contact lenses, to see well. Contact lenses are extremely popular but, even with the most diligent hygiene and adherence to the rules for using them, they pose a risk for damaging the surface of the eye. Allergies can make eyes, already dry and irritated from contact lens use, feel even worse. Red, swollen and painful eyes are not normal and should be evaluated by your eye care professional.

In addition to booking your annual eye exam and discussing your vision correction with your ophthalmologist, here are few more Spring eye care tips:

Spring has sprung. Adding your annual eye exam to your to-do list is a great way to make sure your eye heath and vision gives you the ability to get the most out of it.

Published March 20, 2018