TLC EYES FOR YOUR
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, it’s smart to treat them right. Here’s how.
“The best thing you can do for your eyes is protect them,” says Craig See, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. That starts with getting regular eye exams, which are the best way to diagnose major causes of blindness. “Most issues can be treated successfully if the treatment is started promptly,” he says. Here are some other ways to be kind to your eyes.
Baby Your Lids Turns out that Johnson’s Baby
Shampoo is perfect for gently removing that morning crust that forms on your eyelids while you’re scoring your 40 winks. $5.50, walmart .com
Eat the Rainbow You know antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies help keep your eyes healthy. But the experts at Fruits & Veggies More
Matters can tell you what’s available by season. (Did you know peak season for pineapple and passion fruit is September through November?) Free, fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
Clip the Light Fantastic Brighten details of your world with TopElek’s Clip-on LED
Reading Light. With nine different settings, it’s tiny yet powerful and ready to help you focus on those hard-to-see spots. Its rechargeable battery means you won’t get caught in the dark. $10, amazon.com
Ban the Blue
Computers and other electronic devices emit blue light, which can lead to headache, digital eyestrain and even retinal damage. Eyes PC keeps your eyes safe with screen protectors and eyewear that block out those harmful UV rays. From $24, eyespc.com
Roll With It To banish pufwness, dark circles and wne lines, pull out this handy little Detox Eye Roller
by First Aid Beauty. Allergy-tested and safe for sensitive skin, one pass with its cooling metal roller ball will transform your tiredlooking eyes and give you a whole new perspective on things. $26, sephora.com
Cover Up This on-trend Leopard-Print Eye Mask
from FOMI Care is wlled with natural clay beads. Heat it in the microwave, place it over your eyes, then watch your sinus pressure, migraine pain and dry eyes make a quick retreat. Its soothing lavender scent will put you into a Zen-like state before you can say “Lone Ranger.” $13, amazon.com
Safety First Be a sport and invest in a pair of functional Shatter-Proof Goggles. This ANSI-compliant and OSHA-approved eyewear will keep your eyes injury-free and safe from any hazards, such as dust, chemicals or a wayward tennis ball speeding your way. From $12, safetygear pro.com