Tips for Exercising with Glasses

When you’re working out, your glasses can quickly become a hassle. As you move around, your glasses might not want to stay in place. Along with slipping down your nose, they could even fall off entirely. Plus, they might get foggy or smeared with sweat.  

Not only is this inconvenient, but it’s also potentially dangerous. You won’t be able to see clearly, increasing your odds of injury. Plus, your glasses might get damaged as they fall or after they hit the equipment or ground, and that’s problematic, too.  

Luckily, there are things you can do to make it easier to exercise with glasses. Here are some tips that can help.  

Get a Strap or Band  

A strap or band can be an excellent solution for keeping your glasses in place while you work out. In many cases, a tighter strap is ideal. It can hold your glasses in place even during a rigorous workout and won’t get wrapped around or caught in equipment when used correctly.  

Loose options that hang around your neck ensure your glasses don’t go tumbling to the ground if they happen to fall off. However, they should only be used when there isn’t a chance that they’ll get tangled in any machines or equipment.  

Bring a Cleaning Cloth or Wipes  

Having a cleaning cloth or wipes available means you can easily remove smears or handle it if your lenses fog up. With cleaning cloths, you’ll usually want to keep them in a bag or opt for one that comes in a small container. That way, you can keep it in the best shape possible.  

With wipes, you might have more flexibility. Since they are protected by packaging, you can keep a few in your pockets, and gym bag.  

Make Sure Your Frames Fit  

When your frames fit properly, they are more likely to stay in place. If yours tend to slide around, consider coming in to have them professional adjusted. That way, they stay tight around your ears and sit properly on your nose.  

If your frames are genuinely too large, then replacing them might be your best bet. That way, you can choose an option that fits better, increasing the odds that they’ll stay in place when you exercise.  

Ditch Glasses All Together  

Sometimes, the best way to ensure that your glasses won’t cause problems when your work out is to ditch them entirely. By switching to contact lenses or having your vision corrected with Lasik, you won’t have to worry about dealing with glasses when you exercise while still having the ability to see clearly.  

If you want to explore glasses alternatives with an ophthalmologist, have your glasses adjusted, or get a band or strap that can keep your glasses in place, ECVA can help. Our skilled team works diligently to ensure your eye health. Plus, we can help you determine which vision correction options work best for the activities you enjoy. Contact us or schedule an appointment at your nearest ECVA clinic today to learn more about how we can make it easier for you to work out while seeing clearly. 

Good Eye Health Resolutions to Make This Year

At the beginning of the year, many people make health-oriented resolutions. If you want to make sure that your eyes are in the best shape possible, make them a priority in 2020. Here are some good eye health resolutions that are worth making this year and committing to for the long-term.  

Wear Sunglasses  

Harmful UV rays aren’t just bad for your skin; they can damage your eyes as well. By wearing wraparound sunglasses that offer full-spectrum UV protection, even on cloudy days, you are keeping those rays from harming your eyes.  

Eat Healthy and Drink Water  

What you eat and drink can also make a difference when you want to maintain good eye health. Your eyes need a variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to stay in the best shape possible. By consuming a diet chocked full of antioxidants and healthy fats, you are eating your way to better eye health.  

But you can’t stop there. You also need to drink plenty of water. That way, water-soluble vitamins can dissolve properly, and your eyes can stay hydrated, preventing uncomfortable dry eye.  

Take Screen Breaks  

While devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers are handy, they aren’t great for eye health. They can cause you to blink less, drying out your eyes. Plus, they can lead to eye fatigue, headaches, and eye strain, or may even lead to blurry vision.  

By taking breaks, you are letting your eyes rest and escape the “blue light” that can lead to many of the symptoms above. Plus, it may help you sleep better, too, as the blue light can disrupt circadian rhythms.  

Care for Your Contact Lenses Properly  

If you don’t care for your contacts properly, you are putting your eye health at risk. Without proper cleaning, bacteria can flourish. As a result, you might end up with an infection.  

If you’ve been lax with your contact lens care, make 2020 the year you turn it around. Always follow the directions when using solutions, store your lenses properly, and replace them based on the lens manufacturer’s schedule.  

Keep Your Eyes Clean  

Failing to keep your eye area clean can also increase your odds of getting an infection. Use good hygiene and wash the area around your eyes at least daily using a mild cleanser. Also, always wash your hands before touching your eyes to reduce the spread of bacteria.  

Schedule Your Eye Exam  

By seeing an eye doctor regularly, you are supporting your eye health. Any issues can be identified early, allowing for quick intervention with the right treatment plan. Plus, it ensures that your visual acuity is as good as possible, which is also essential.  

If you haven’t had your vision checked recently, then start the year off right by visiting your ophthalmologist or optometrist as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment at your nearest ECVA clinic today to help you achieve your eye health goals. Our experienced team works diligently to ensure your eye health by performing thorough exams. Plus, any vision issues can be corrected, ensuring you can see clearly. And we’ll design treatment options to meet your unique needs, whenever they arise.