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Tips For Good Eye Health

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The eyes are the doors to the world… and what a beautiful world it is. Treasure this great gift of god. Take good care of your eyes. Few handy tips to keep them safe and beautiful.

Tips For Good Eye Health

Tips For Good Eye Health

1. Eat right for Good sight

A healthy body is the result of healthy eating. Eating foods rich in vitamins C and E, omega-3 fatty acids lute in, zinc In short antioxidants in the diet help in preventing age-related eye problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Foods rich in above antioxidants are

  • Green leafy vegetables -spinach, cabbage, bitter gourd.

  • Fishes rich in omega-3 fatty acids -Salmon, tuna etc

  • Proteins-Eggs, kidney, liver, nuts, beans etc

  • Citrus fruits rich in vitamin c- lemon, oranges.

Eating well also helps maintain an ideal weight thus preventing from other complex diseases (e.g. Diabetes) which also affect the eyes.

2. Quit Smoking- smoking increases the risk of

  • cataracts

  • optic nerve damage

  • Macular degeneration.

  • Birth defects in new born

3. Don’t go out in sun without your glares

Reasons

  • Protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with sunglasses.

  • Excess UV exposure increases risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Choose the right glares

  • Get glasses that protect from 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays.

  • Protect your eyes from the side with Wrap around lenses.

  • reduce glare when driving with Polarized lenses

  • Some contact lenses also offer UV protection.

4. Use Safety Eyewear at all times

  • Safe eyes at work

Wear the safety glasses whenever working with hazardous chemicals at home or work place.

  • Safe eyes while playing (ice hockey, racquetball, and lacrosse). Play safe with

  1. Wear eye protection

  2. helmets

  3. protective face masks

  4. sports goggles

  5. Polycarbonate lenses.

5. Rest your eyes from straining at pc or television

How to protect your eye while working on your PC:

  • Wear properly checked and up to date prescription glasses.( wear them for eyestrain , glare and allergy too)

  • The top of the monitor should be at your eye level. This allows you to look slightly down at the screen.

  • Avoid glare from windows and lights.

  • Every 20 minutes, blink your eyes more, give rest to your eyes by looking away every few seconds.

6. Visit your ophthalmologist regularly

Get your eyes checked regularly for

  • general eye care

  • diagnosis of eye diseases

  • Vision tests for correcting errors of refraction in both young and adults alike.

  • Sometimes defect is only in one eye-tests to detect that.

  • To diagnose glaucoma-Eye pressure and optic nerve tests

  • Corresponding treatment.

Enjoy the infinite beauties of the universe with the two jewels bestowed upon you. Remember every precious gem requires proper maintenance and care. Go ahead and capture the beauty of nature in the camera of the eye and store them in your memories forever.

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