Tips For A Healthy Eye

February 17, 2022 0 Comments

Do you want to look at the world around you as clearly and smoothly as possible? Have you ever had a comment on how “clear” your vision is? If so, good for you! Do you think it’s just luck that you were born with good eyesight or have a clear vision? Although luck does play a little in it, there are tips for healthy eyes that can help. Here we will explore some easy tips to keep your eyes healthy.

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet

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As part of your diet, choose foods that are rich in vitamin A and C – Fruits like oranges, and other citrus fruits, vegetables like spinach, kale, and collards. Nutrients like omega 3 are found in foods such as salmon, tuna, and halibut. Fatty acids lutein, zinc, and vitamin E help ward off age-related vision problems like cataracts, macular degeneration

A well-balanced diet also helps you stay at a healthy weight. That lowers the odds of obesity and related diseases which are the leading cause of blindness in adults.

  • Quit Smoking

Smoking exposes your eyes to high levels o oxidative stress. Smoking increases the risk of eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, always age-related macular degeneration, and can damage the optic nerve. It also increases the risk of heart attack and damage to the retina. This in turn leads to vision loss. When you quit smoking, the risk of eye disease decreases.

  • Wear Sunglasses

Sun exposure can damage your eyes and raise your risk of cataracts and other diseases. Protect your eyes by using sunglasses that block 99 out it 100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.

  • Wear Protective Eye Wear

To prevent eye injuries, you need to wear protective goggles when using hazardous or airborne materials. when playing sports such as hockey, lacrosse always wear a protective face mask or sports goggles with polycarbonate to shield the eyes.

  • Give Your Eye Rest

Staring at the computer or phone screen for too long can cause

  1. Eyestrain
  2. Blurry vision
  3. Dry eyes
  4. Headaches
  5. Neck, back and, shoulder pain

If you spend a lot of time using the computer, take your eye off the computer every 20 minutes and look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. It’s called the 20-20-20 rule. This will reduce eye strain and make the eyes less tired.

  • Wear Your Contacts Properly

Wash your hands well before you put in or out yiur contact lenses. Also, properly clean and replace them when due.

  • Exercise

Exercise improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen levels to the eyes and the removal of toxins.

  • Get a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep helps support the health of your eyes and ensure they are well-rested and strain-free. Your eyes can get into trouble if you are in the habit of skipping sleep regularly

  • Avoid Sharing Towel

Sharing face towels and washers means getting your eyes vulnerable to contagious eye infections like conjunctivitis

  • Consume Less Coffee

If the thought of a steamy cup of coffee is too strong to resist, try replacing coffee with green tea. Not only are you fulfilling your body’s fluid requirements, but green tea is also known to be a great source of catching, which among other antioxidants help your eyes fight against various eye problems including cataracts.

  • Fresh Air

Your heart and lungs aren’t the parts of the body that need fresh air, the corneas in your eyes do so too because they lack their oxygen supply mechanism. Hence, the need to soak your eyes in the fresh air as much as possible.

  • Visit The Doctor Regularly

 

Always visit the eye doctor regularly for eye exams and tests. Eye exams can find out diseases like glaucoma, which have no symptoms. It’s important to spot them early on when they’re easier to treat.

 

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