The eyes are the window to the soul, they say. We have all heard this adage at least once before, and if you are like us, you most likely have not ever put too much thought into the meaning of it. Of course, there are several ways in which this old saying could be construed. However, we at The Eye Gallery see first-hand just how deeply the truth of this presents itself in people’s day-to-day lives. Properly taking care of our eyes is really a non-negotiable regarding longevity and getting the most out of life, just like taking care of our teeth. We know, this seems rather obvious, but eye care actually tends to be a topic that repeatedly gets slipped under the rug. The Eye Gallery works to ensure every person who enters our store can see and feel our passion for promoting true eye care in Houston.
Fundamentally, the most basic principles of eye care most likely seem intuitive, but we all lead busy lives and can forget from time to time. We see (pun intended) first-hand every day just how important taking care of one’s eyes is, and we are diligent in playing our part in providing supreme eye care in Houston and beyond. In case you need a quick refresher or are just looking to educate yourself a bit more, we will break down the key components of proper eye care and some of our tried-and-true ways to love our eyes.
Show Your Eyes Some Love.
Eyewear is Eye Care
First up on the list is, unsurprisingly, eyewear. As a top provider of eyewear in Houston, that means we are also providing eye care in Houston, as the right eyewear is eye care. This begins with our specially and thoughtfully curated assortment of eyeglasses and sunglasses that we carry in our stores. No pair of frames is sitting in The Eye Gallery by chance. We try to visualize you, our customer, when we select the frames we carry. Every piece of eyewear in our shop is made of only the highest quality materials and designed by the most creative visionaries in the world of eyewear.
Functionality with eyewear matters, and we take this seriously. We realize that purchasing a pair of luxury frames from us is a way of investing in your eye care in Houston. We edge the lenses in-house with our trained expert to ensure that your frames are exactly how you need them, and we settle for nothing less than that. Furthermore, aside from functionality, is form. Whether you desire timeless looks that are a bit more neutral, or want to go for glasses that are bold and bright, we’ve got you covered.
We are privileged to bear witness to the power of the perfect pair of frames on a daily basis. They are the perfect accessory for any outfit, and serve as a way to express yourself on a deeper level. It is honestly so incredible to see just how powerful showing your eyes love with eyewear can be. The Eye Gallery would love to help you find your next pair of luxury frames. Allow us to play our part in the world of eye care in Houston with the most sought-after brands in eyewear and a personalized boutique shopping experience unlike any other.
Second on our list, debatably the most important piece of advice we can give, is to make sure you stay on top of your eye doctor appointments. The American Optometric Association recommends for people to get a thorough eye exam at least once every other year. However, we typically try to go on an annual basis, but of course, this is a personal preference and is tied to you and your particular needs. But the good news is, The Eye Gallery has the ability to refer a client to any optometrist they need.
It is safe to say most people do not really consider their eye health until something is wrong or they are having issues. Making sure you schedule regular eye exams will help you stay on top of your eye health. Aside from vision correction – whether for those nearsighted, farsighted, or something else, an eye doctor helps with many other things as well. For example, astigmatisms are a common condition caused by variations in eye shape and can affect a person’s ability to see clearly.
Moreover, eye doctors help diagnose and treat different disorders of the eye. Staying on top of your eye health with regular visits to the eye doctor plays into your overall well-being and happiness, so it is most certainly worth doing every year or every other year at a minimum. When it comes to eye care in Houston, there is no shortage of incredibly knowledgeable and caring eye doctors to choose from.
The world has been fully digitized. We are inundated with screens, including phones, laptops, tablets, televisions. Most often, when we take a break from one screen, for example, a computer screen for work, the break includes switching to a different screen such as our phone or a tablet. This is very hard on our poor eyes. More people are becoming aware of and discussing blue light.
Blue light is emitted from any device which uses LED technology and can lead to digital eyestrain. This usually comes with symptoms like dry or sore eyes, tired eyes, headaches, and noticing you are squinting more. Furthermore, blue light has been shown to have a negative impact on our sleep quality by reducing melatonin production. In short, looking at screens before bed means it will take longer for us to fall asleep, and it is more challenging for our bodies to get the quality deep sleep we need.
We know this is a lot of information, but what we are trying to convey is the importance of taking conscious breaks from the screens. A great guideline to follow is the 20-20-20 rule: take a break from the screen every 20 minutes to focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Quick and easy, this is highly effective in reducing negative effects of screens and is the perfect way to make sure you are taking care of your eyes. We know we are offering our in-person eye care in Houston, but this is a suggestion anyone, anywhere in the world could benefit from implementing.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
We all know by now that hydration is important. Being hydrated is important for countless reasons, and this most certainly includes eye health. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day! Drinking water every time you take a 20-20-20 break is a fantastic way to ensure you are getting adequate water throughout your day. Moreover, using eye drops to soothe dry eyes is also extremely beneficial and a great element to include in your eye care routine.
At the end of the day, eye care is a big piece of the puzzle in self-care and overall wellbeing. Great vision helps you perform well in any task, whether that is work, driving, experiencing nature, or engaging in your favorite hobby. The Eye Gallery is here to help you along in your eye care journey with our wide variety of stunning eyewear. As we’ve said, eyewear is eye care, and we feel so grateful to contribute to your eye care in Houston. Show your eyes (and yourself) some love.
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