While some eye conditions are hereditary, others can be a result of bad habits. You might be surprised to find out which habits are bad for your eyes. At Medical Arts Eye Optical, we are here to help you understand these bad habits and how to mitigate them for the health of your eyes. Here are some bad habits to break to maintain your eye health.

Conjunctivitis is a very common condition that occurs when there is a viral, bacterial, or even an allergic reaction in your eye. It is caused by redness or inflammation in the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the clear tissue that covers the white part of your eye and is under the eyelid. Here are the main types of conjunctivitis and what to look for. If you believe you may have a type of conjunctivitis, be sure to contact your trusted ophthalmologist.

Exercising is universally known to have countless benefits for both your physical and mental health. Staying active frequently promotes increased energy, heart health, weight loss, improved sleep, and more. Over the past decade, studies have started to reveal the ways that exercising can improve your overall eye health, too. If you’re just beginning your fitness journey, don’t become discouraged and compare your progress to others because, either way, you’ll experience its benefits. When it comes to your eye care, make sure you regularly visit a trusted ophthalmologist and don’t solely rely on physical activity to improve your vision. Even though working out won’t cure smaller problems like your near or farsightedness, the many benefits surely prove its worth.

Halloween is the one day of the year you can dress up as someone you are not. It is a fun tradition for family and friends to enjoy trick or treating together. However, it is important to be careful and safe especially when it comes to your eyes. Lots of people put contacts in to change their eye color or wear masks and face paint. It is important to be aware of what you are putting on your eyes to make sure they do not cause injuries. Here are our tips on how to have fun and keep your eyes safe this Halloween!