Vision Care Tips for Truckers

4 Feb
  1. Smoking while driving is especially unhealthy because of the confined space. It addition to damaging lungs and heart, cigarette smoke is extremely irritating to eyes – even with a window opened – making it much harder to pay attention.
  2. Drink plenty of water while driving to keep your body alert and your eyes moist. Luke-warm water is less likely to make you have to go to the bathroom.
  3. Sunglasses, obviously, can help reduce road glare.
  4. Eat foods with high water content, and easily digested foods (salads, fruit, carrots, celery, etc.). Avoid sugar, salt and grease that can give you a lift followed by a let-down.
  5. Get as much sleep as you can. Try to keep on as normal a sleep schedule as possible.
  6. Truck stop showers are great but long, luxuriant motel baths are even better. If you can’t take a bath, take frequent long, hot showers, keeping eyes opened and breathing in the steam.
  7. After sleeping, after showering, and several times a day in-between if your eyes are causing you problems, put hot compresses on your face and eyes with a wet, soap-less washcloth. Rinse and repeat several times. This will cleanse and moisturize the skin and eyes and keep your eyes happy, comfortable and healthy.
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