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Back to School Eye Care and Eyewear Tips | VisionMD Eye Doctors

5389 VisionMD Eye Doctors College Students and Back To School Blog V1Are you gearing up for a new academic year? As you prepare for the excitement of college life or getting your child ready for school, remember the importance of good eye health.

At VisionMD Eye Doctors, we want to ensure you have the best possible experience by caring for your vision.

#1: Don't Overshare (Your Makeup)

We all know how tempting it is to borrow makeup from a friend, especially when you're in a rush or looking to try something new.

Sharing cosmetics, especially products that come into contact with your eyes, can lead to infections like pink eye. Protect yourself by avoiding the sharing of makeup and cosmetics.

If you experience an eye infection, stop using eye makeup until it clears up, and replace any contaminated products. Contact us to schedule an appointment if discomfort or irritation persists.

#2: Watch Your Screen Time

Long hours in front of screens can take a toll on your eyes. To combat eye fatigue and digital eye strain, we recommend practicing the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a break from your screen and focus on something about 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

Remember to blink regularly to keep your eyes moist and reduce strain. By incorporating this simple habit into your study routine, you can give your eyes a necessary break.

To ensure optimal eye health and comfort, ask us about computer or office lenses that can help to minimize digital eye strain.

#3: Practice Good Contact Lens Hygiene

Proper hygiene is crucial for maintaining good eye health if you're a contact lens wearer. Follow the instructions provided by your eye doctor and the contact lens solution manufacturer.

Avoid wearing your contacts for longer than recommended, and never attempt to extend their lifespan. It's also essential to disinfect your lenses properly before reinserting them.

#4: Wear Your Shades

Sunglasses are not just a trendy accessory; they play a vital role in protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. Make sure to choose sunglasses with lenses that block 100% of both UV-A and UV-B rays.

UV protection helps reduce the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and even eye cancer. So, while you're enjoying the sunshine, remember to shield your eyes with a stylish pair of UV-protective sunglasses.

Our wide selection of designer eyewear has something for everyone, from classic to trendy and bold designs.

#5: Get Enough Sleep, Exercise & Nutrition

A successful academic year requires more than just good grades—it requires a healthy body and mind. Prioritize your sleep by getting enough rest each night.

Quality sleep helps you concentrate better and keeps your eyes refreshed. Additionally, try to maintain a well-balanced diet rich in leafy green vegetables and a variety of colorful fruits and veggies. These nutrient-rich foods provide essential vitamins and minerals that support healthy eyes.

Lastly, don't forget to incorporate regular exercise into your routine, as it promotes proper blood flow to your eyes and overall well-being.

#6: Schedule Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam Before Your Academic Year Starts

Prepare for a successful academic year by scheduling your annual comprehensive eye exam with VisionMD Eye Doctors. Our experienced eye doctors will ensure your eyes are in top shape, setting you up for success in the classroom and beyond.

During your exam, we assess your vision and check for any potential signs of underlying health conditions.

Early detection is key to addressing any issues promptly. By taking this proactive step, you're investing in your eye health and giving yourself the best chance to excel academically.

Call VisionMD Eye Doctors today at 301-779-0844 to schedule your annual comprehensive eye exam in Glenn Dale.

Our friendly team is ready to help you start the academic year with clear vision and confidence. Visit us near the University of Maryland and get prepared for a successful academic year.