ISSUE: Winter 2011-12
DEPT: Mind & Body
STORY: Shirley Lau
Eyes are something we don’t think much about, but according to optometrist Arti Shah, OD, FAAO, we should be getting our eyes checked once a year. Since January is National Eye Care Month, I finally got my eyes checked out by Dr. Shah and she outfitted me with 1-Day Acuvue Moist, a vast improvement from my old-school one-a-day lenses. She also recommended some simple steps to keep my eyes healthy:
- Give your eyes a computer break. Focus on something further away for a few minutes, a few times a day.
- Try moisturizing eye drops several times a day if you wear contacts to minimize friction.
- Eat eye healthy — fruits and vegetables with vitamins A and C, like carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli.
- Remove all your eye makeup at the end of the day.