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Eye Care Tips for Dad: A Father’s Day Gift from Oakes Opticians

We at Oakes Opticians want to wish all the wonderful dads a happy Father’s Day. You are our heroes, and we are offering some eye care tips as a special Father’s Day gift.

  1. Regular Eye Exams: As your opticians, we advise you to come in for regular eye checks. Comprehensive examinations are essential whether your eyes feel fine or you notice some discomfort or symptoms. Regular eye exams help prevent vision-related issues and treat any underlying problems.
  2. Contact Lens Care: If you use contact lenses, follow these four essential tips:
  • Rub and rinse your lenses with fresh contact lens solution daily, and store them in a clean case filled with fresh solution.
  • Replace your lens case at least every three months.
  • Practice good hygiene: Always wash your hands before handling lenses, avoid water contact with lenses, and consult an eye care professional if you experience discomfort.
  • Most importantly, do not sleep in your contact lenses.
  1. Sun Protection: Exposing your eyes to the sun’s harmful UV rays can be very damaging. Use eyewear that protects your eyes, like photochromic lenses and sunglasses. If you wear prescription glasses, seek advice from your optician about prescribed sunglasses. You can always visit our store to choose from a wide selection of fashionable and designer eyewear.
  2. Screen Time Breaks: Are you a working dad who spends much time on the computer? It’s time to take a break from the screen. Digital screens can cause eye strain, discomfort, dry eyes, blurry vision, and headaches. To alleviate digital eye strain, follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away (or farther) for at least 20 seconds. This practice gives your eyes a much-needed break and helps you naturally blink more frequently.
  3. Avoid Smoking: Smoking is terrible for your overall health and is directly linked to age-related macular degeneration. Additionally, smoking increases the risk of developing cataracts.

You can always come in for an eye examination at Oakes Opticians. We care about your vision and ensure your eyes are healthy with personalised care. Schedule an appointment today!

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