Our eyesight helps us in seeing and feeling this world all around the day. By using our eyes, we appreciate the beauty around us, read our favorite book and treat our eyes to the lovely faces. Our vision is one of the most important things in our day to day life. Yet, we do not really take care of our eyes. Here are 6 easy tops for healthy eyes. Follow these regularly for good vision.
Eating right to protect our eyes
Most of us known that eating carrots is beneficial for our eyes but there are other food items too that are even more beneficial in maintaining a good eyesight. According to studies, nutrients and antioxidants with Vitamin C and E, Omega-3 fatty acids and Lutein are connected to a lower risk of certain eye conditions.
Eat food rich in antioxidants and nutrients to maintain a good eyesight and saving yourself from any possible troublesome eye condition. Broccoli, tea, avocados, leafy green vegetable such as kale and spinach, citrus fruits and juices, nuts, eggs, soy, beans, and cold-water fishes like tuna and salmon.
Guard your eyes
Protecting the eyes from the environment is extremely important. In most of the offices and home, the air is quite dry, resulting in irritation and dryness in eyes. Air quality can be maintained with the use of a humidifier. One can also use lubricating eye drops for safeguarding the ocular surface of the eyes.
UV rays of the sun are also harmful for our eyes. Lifetime exposure to ultraviolet rays can heighten the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. As we protect our skin by applying sunscreen, we must protect our eyes by wearing sunglass that has 100% AVA and AVB protection. Not many of us know that by the time we become of 18 years, we have got 80% of our lifetime exposure, thus, making the protection of children’s eyes an important thing. It is important that one should wear eyeglasses while working with harmful materials or while playing sports for the safety of the eyes. Eyewear acts like a shield for one’s eyes.
Eye protection also means overall a good health
We all known how significant it is to have a healthy diet and the kind of effect right diet has on our eyes. But, were you aware that by exercising you do not only increase circulation but also lower the pressure in the eyes? Exercising also helps patients with glaucoma that leads to damage of eye nerves due to pressure.
Being overweight can lead to risk of developing diabetes and other kinds of systemic diseases and in turn leading to major eye problems. Exercise helps us in maintaining a proper weight. You can take the help of your doctor in maintaining a healthy weight. Before starting any kind of exercising regime, you can consult your doctor.
Stick to 20-20-20 routine if you are using computers
When we keep working on computer screens or similar other devices for long duration, it can lead to a lot of strain on our eyes, leading to conditions like headaches, blurry visions and dry eyes. In order to deal with this, you can follow the 20-20-20 routine. Take a break wherein you rest your eyes after every 20 minutes, by looking 20 feet in your front for a span of 20 seconds.
Visiting the eye doctor on a regular basis
It is human nature that till the time the situation turns serious, we do not take care of our health. Similarly, till the time we are not facing any obvious eye trouble, we do not fix an appointment with our eye doctor. One can take an eye exam not only while experiencing extreme visual trouble but an eye exam can detect even a slight change in the health of our eyes along with detecting serious problems like glaucoma and diabetes, even before any other symptom is seen.
If you wear contact lenses, carry your eye glasses and lens prescription while visiting your eye doctor. Your family’s history also plays an important part. Most of the times, a patient cannot connect systemic illness in the eye and body health. If you let your doctor, he might take up the required line of treatment.
One should start eye care at an early age just like we take care of our health from all throughout our lifetime.
Kick the butt
When a person smokes, he or she becomes prone to developing macular degeneration, which leads to the condition of cataract, causing damage to the optic nerves. If you smoke, from today make a plan to say no to smoking.