How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy at Home: Eye Care Tips for Healthy Vision

Aug 23, 2021


An ophthalmologist and an optometrist share some at home care tips for healthy eyesight.


Whole foods for eye health

Opt for colorful fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds rich in micronutrients, says Wayne Ogata, OD.

Can caffeine affect my vision?

Excessive caffeine can raise eye pressure and increase your glaucoma risk, advises Andrew Chung, MD.


Blue-light blockers

“These glasses can help relax your eye muscles so you can use the computer longer with less fatigue,” Dr. Ogata says.

Computer marathons

Dr. Chung recommends the 20/20 rule: A 20-second break for every 20 minutes of screen use reduces dryness and eye strain.


7 (or more) hours of sleep

“This simple advice will prevent a long list of eye diseases,” Dr. Chung says.

Screens before bed

Avoid TVs, computers and phones at least one hour before you call it a night.



Exercise improves blood flow to the eyes, which means less risk of glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts, Dr. Chung says.


Smokers are at higher risk for dry eye, cataracts and age-related vision loss.

Should I see my eye doctor via telehealth?

Telehealth has become the norm, but it’s new to optometry.

Now, physicians can operate specialized equipment remotely while you are in your local clinic.

Here’s why you should consider telehealth for your eye exam:

1. Premium equipment
Brand-new tools and technologies result in faster, more accurate diagnoses.

2. Greater flexibility
Telehealth brings the doctor to you so you can visit your close-to-home clinic sooner.

3. More answers
Telehealth appointments are efficient, leaving plenty of time to address your concerns.

More convenient vision checkups

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