How To Support Your Eye Health in 2017

New Year's resolutions can be daunting. Most of us enter the new year with the most noble of intentions: In 2017 we'll lose the love handles, learn a new language, eat healthier, get that promotion and still make more time for our friends and family. Easy, right?

When thinking about ways to improve on one's health, we ironically only focus on things others can see like our physical appearance. Our eyes are something that often get overlooked and even taken for granted. Lucky for us, we can take steps to guard our eye health that are simple and effective. Here are a few you can add to your list.

1) Schedule an eye exam: Just because your vision doesn't seem to change much from one year to another doesn't mean that an eye health professional won't detect things you can't. Annual eye exams can also catch the early onset of certain chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

2) Wear your sunglasses: Even during the winter time, UV rays can still cause damage to your eyes. No matter the time of year, eye protection is always a good idea.

3) Check your prescription: If you have glasses or contact lenses but notice that you're getting more headaches from eye strain, it might be time to re-evaluate your prescription. Your vision can and does change over time.

4) Prevent eye strain: In the digital age, it's almost impossible to escape the glow of a blue screen. Many of us spend eight hour days behind a computer at work, only to come home and spend a few hours on Twitter or Facebook to wind down. Give your eyes a break!

5) Give your diet a lift: Adding antioxidant-rich foods such as berries and green, leafy vegetables to your diet are a great, healthy way to keep your eyes-and your body-in good shape.