Last week I made my three year annual trip to the eye doctor because my super over-worn contacts were about gone. (Did you catch that three year? Yeah, that’s about how long I stretch my one-year contacts RX- Bad I know!) And having recently moved back to my hometown after going through a divorce over the last year, my Ophthalmologist just happened to be an old classmate from Bear River High class of 98. I’d love to say that my decision to be better about wearing my month long contacts for just that- a month, instead of 4 or 5 came from an old friend giving me good advice, but it wasn’t. It was because he told me that wearing contacts longer than they are prescribed can cause red eyes- permanent red eyes! As soon as I heard that, I jolted in my seat. What?! Being bad to my eyes will effect the way I look?! I hate to admit the vain part of me cared way more about my eyes at that point than my healthy, happy side cared.
This got me thinking. How often do we hear really great health advice but only listen when we know it will somehow affect the way we look, rather than how we feel. Being a Beauty blogger (and only slightly a health-blogger) I realize this rings far true all too often for me. So as much as I’d love to title this post “Healthy Tips for Eyes,” I’m going to go with the more vain, beauty driven tips for eye health, because clearly many of us women in our 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s, are probably still more concerned with our looks than our health. Hopefully we can change this but for now, let’s get started on how to bring the beauty back to our eyes as well as the health! After talking to my doctor and doing a little research online, I’ve come up with my 7 Health AND beauty eye tips, and here they are:
7 Health and Beauty Tips for Eye Care:
1. Working out and Eating Right. This is a great health tip, but being that I only cared to start working out when I put on weight in my early 20’s and was totally more concerned with the love handles than how extra stomach fat can lead to all sorts of health problems, this tip works for both the health and beauty of your eyes too.