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Posted on 09-07-2017

5 Eye Safety Tips from Our Ophthalmologists in Shreveport

At The Eye Site Shreveport Eye Clinic, we'll be celebrating Eye Safety Month in October, and we want all our patients to know some helpful tips on how to protect their vision and eye health!

women with glasses is out and about in Shreveport

1. Wear sunglasses when you head outside. 

Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can damage your retinas and increase your risk of developing health problems, such as cataracts. Shield your eyes from sun damage by wearing prescription or non-prescription sunglasses that offer broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB light.

2. Use protective eyewear when necessary.

Whether you're playing a sport or doing yard work, protect your eyes from debris, dust, dirt, or airborne objects that could injure your eyes. Make sure you're using protective eyewear that's appropriate for the activity you're doing. 

3. Maintain healthy nutrition.

Your eyes are some of the most important organs in your body. Eating nutritious foods and getting plenty of vitamins and minerals will maximize your eye health throughout every stage of life. 

4. Prevent infection and injury with good hand hygiene.

Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes. If you do need to touch the area around your eyes (for instance, to put on makeup or contact lenses), then be sure to thoroughly wash your hands before and after. 

5. Get your eyes checked regularly by our eye doctors in Shreveport. 

Our eye doctors in Shreveport and Bossier provide comprehensive eye exams for children, men, and women. Routine exams help ensure your eyes are in good health and allow for early detection of eye health conditions, which allow us to prevent or provide earlier treatment for potential problems.

For Safe and Healthy Eyes Visit Our Ophthalmologist in Shreveport

Visit our ophthalmology clinic in Shreveport for an exceptional experience in eye care. Our team of eye doctors is committed to helping any patient of any age get the most out of their vision and eye health. Contact 318-861-4009 now to schedule an initial consultation or to learn more about our comprehensive services. 

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