Sit properly when reading. Back should be straight. Maintain a comfortable distance from the eyes.
Hold book at a comfortable distance from eyes.
Do not read with eyes too close to book.
Do not lie down in bed to read.
Avoid reading small and faded print.
Do not read when on the move.
Read and do work under proper illumination.
Use a reading lamp when doing close work.
Take frequent short breaks to rest eyes when reading or doing near work.
Avoid computer glare.
Blink frequently to relieve tired and dry eyes.
Computer and video games should be played only for short periods.
Sit at a comfortable viewing distance away from the television.
Spend an hour a day in some outdoor sporting activities.
Children should be outdoors during twilight hours.
Children should not study late at night but sleep early.
Room lights should be off when sleeping.
Avoid the harmful effects of sunlight. Wear sunglasses.
Eat a healthy balanced diet.
Consider taking vitamins and anti-oxidant supplements.
Keep spectacles clean and in good condition.
Regularly update prescription for your spectacles & contact lenses.
Do not wear over corrected prescriptions.
Wear protective eye wear when taking part in contact sports.
Clean and disinfect your contact lenses daily. Clean your contact lenses with enzymatic cleaner weekly.
Wash your hands clean and dry them before handling contact lenses.
Stop contact lens wear if your eye is red, painful or uncomfortable. Seek medical help if the problem persists.