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Hey there all of you Wise Family Eye fans and welcome to this week’s edition of Q&A Monday!

Each week, we will look to answer some of your most popular questions. If you have an eye-health or ophthalmology-related question you wish to have answered, please comment below and we’ll hope to have your response within future weeks.

Today, we have a healthy-eye habit related question to answer for you all.

Q: What should I be doing regularly to preserve the health of my eyes?

A: The answer is fairly simple. While there are many things you can and should be doing, here are two things you absolutely MUST do to preserve your eye health:

  • Wear sunglasses when outdoors. Did you know that your eyes can actually get “sunburned”? Just as you have come to learn that UV damage can cause harm to your skin over a period of time, the same is also true when it comes to the surface of your eyes. It can also put you at a higher risk for developing cataracts.
  • Take caution with contacts. Always, always wash your hands before putting in or removing your contact lenses. This is just one easy thing you can do. Additionally, clean out your lens case with hot water at least weekly. If you eyes become irritated, wear your glasses for a few days to give them a break.

Your eyes, in any capacity, should not be tampered with – they are your window to the world. Treat them with care and they will take you far!

 

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