How to take care of your eyesight ?

Taking care of your eyesight is essential to maintaining good eye health throughout your life!

But how to do it effectively? What optical correction should I have? How to detect age-related visual problems?

To get a better view, read our COP9 article!

Tips for taking care of your eyesight

In case of headaches, blurred vision, dryness, eye fatigue, etc., it is important to consult an ophthalmologist quickly to detect any visual problems and take care of your eyesight.

Some tips for taking care of your eyesight:

  • eat healthy;

  • protect both eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays; 

  • do not smoke; 

  • limit visual fatigue by taking regular breaks in front of screens.

These simple actions preserve your visual acuity so you can continue to have good eyesight!

The importance of regular eye exams to take care of your vision

It is recommended to regularly visit an ophthalmologist for an eye examination to detect any eye problems, including vision disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism.

This eye health professional will be able to establish a precise diagnosis, prescribe appropriate treatments and provide advice for taking care of your eyesight on a daily basis.

Refractive disorders can be corrected in ophthalmology by optical correction: glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. 

For example, at COP9, our orthoptists and our ophthalmologist can prescribe corrective glasses, and our contactologist will help you choose your contact lenses!

Care of contact lenses and glasses

To take care of your eyesight, our contactologist reminds you to take good care of your contact lenses, respect the time you wear glasses and follow the recommendations given.

When wearing lenses, always remain vigilant for vision problems such as: 

  • halos around lights; 

  • double vision;

  • blurred vision; 

  • sudden loss of vision.


Any sign of a more serious visual problem requires immediate medical attention.

Environmental factors

Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger tells you that in addition to these measures, it is essential to take into account certain environmental factors to take care of your eyesight, such as: 

  • adequate lighting when reading or working on a screen to avoid eye fatigue or the development of myopia in young people;
  • use lamps with soft, well-distributed light;
  • adjust the screen brightness to reduce visual fatigue;
  • keep a good distance from your book or smartphone.

Watch this video on our social networks to find out more!

Eye exercises to take care of your eyesight

Regularly practicing eye exercises can also help maintain good vision health. 

Simple exercises, such as alternately looking at near and far objects or making circular movements with the eyes, can help improve the flexibility and strength of the eye muscles in both eyes. 


Don’t hesitate to check out the video from our COP9 orthoptists on this subject! 

Taking care of your eyesight with diet

Diet plays a crucial role in eye health. 

Nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E, as well as zinc and omega-3 fatty acids, are essential for eye health. 

Consuming nutrient-rich foods, such as leafy green vegetables, oily fish, citrus fruits, and nuts, can help protect the eyes against various diseases.

It is important to prevent eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by adopting good lifestyle habits. 

Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger has also spoken several times on this subject in Femme Actuelle articles : 


Taking care of your eyesight as you age

For older people, it is particularly important to take care of your eyesight.

Doing regular screenings helps detect pathologies such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataracts (which can be a cause of blindness).

These conditions, linked to aging, can progress slowly and painlessly. But they can have a significant impact on binocular vision if not treated in time. 


An eye exam with an ophthalmologist helps detect these diseases early and take steps to slow their progression to maintain clear vision.

Monitoring the visual health of children and adolescents

It is crucial to monitor children’s and teenagers’s visual health as their eyes are still growing and developing.

Regular ophthalmological visits are necessary to ensure they do not develop vision problems that could affect their learning and overall development. 

The ophthalmological examination makes it possible to screen for strabismus, myopia, or even hyperopia.

Parents should also be aware of signs of visual field problems (distance vision and near vision), if their children: 

  • often squint eyes
  • sit very close to the television;
  • have frequent headaches.


In summary, it is essential to regularly consult an ophthalmologist to take care of your eyesight ! 

Ophthalmology helps prevent eye diseases, adopt good lifestyle habits and remain alert to signs that may indicate eye problems or visual impairment. 

Good eye hygiene and regular monitoring of your eyesight help you avoid vision problems and maintain optimal vision and preserve the health of your eyes throughout your life.


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