Even though optometrists can’t prevent or cure myopia, there are certain lifestyle changes you can make to help protect your vision – especially in Sydney.
Anecdotal evidence suggests there may be a link between time spent on computers and myopia, so limiting screen time is recommend.
Also, myopia seems to be less common among people who spend time outdoors. This may be because the eyeball is working across fields of vision. So take advantage of Sydney’s climate and spending more time outside. That said, it’s also important to protect your eyes from the sun, so wear sunglasses that block UV light.
In addition, it’s worth noting that people with uncorrected myopia are prone to damaging eye strain. So optometrists recommend people get an eye test every few years.
Of course, it’s important that people with pre-existing illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure pay close attention to any changes in their vision.