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Tips for Good Vision

Overview

The following tips can help you keep your eyes healthy and your vision as clear as possible.

  • Provide good light for reading, work, or study.

    Use soft background light, plus a light on your task.

  • Take regular breaks from close work and visually demanding tasks.

    Blink often, and close and rest your eyes when they feel tired or dry.

  • Avoid glare on TV and computer screens.

    Place your TV or computer screen where lights do not reflect on the screen. Some people find it easier to work on a computer in a dimly lit room. And some people use special non-glare screens that fit over the computer screen.

  • Wear proper eye safety equipment for hazardous tasks.
  • Wear UV-blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes.

    Wearing sunglasses can protect your eyes from excessive ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Too much UV exposure can damage your retina and cause lasting vision loss. It can also raise the risk of cataracts.

  • Avoid smoke and other things that irritate your eyes.
  • Get routine eye examinations from an eye doctor.

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Current as of: April 29, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

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