Your eyes are an important part of your body and your health, but often we take them for granted until some problem pops up. The thing is, your eyes are the only part of your body where arteries and bare nerves can be seen without cutting the skin. That’s why the eyes are very sensitive, and that’s why maintaining a healthy eyesight is of paramount importance.
Let’s take a look at these easy and simple tips that will help you keep your eyes healthy and functional.
What we eat is important. Some diets are good for your eyes, and some are bad. And no, don’t think that eating carrots once a month is everything that you should do in order to maintain your eyesight. While carrots are actually good for your eyes, since they’re packed with vitamin A, they will not improve your vision, as your mom said. That’s a myth that comes from a mix of British propaganda and well-meaning parents.
The best foods for maintaining good eye health are:
- Tuna, salmon, and other kinds of oily fish
- Citrus fruits and juices
A well-balanced diet will prevent you from getting overweight which means that your risk of getting obese will drop significantly. Being overweight is bad for your eyesight because of type 2 diabetes – the leading cause of blindness in adults.
Eat right to protect your sight!
Smoking is always a bad idea. It contributes to a number of major problems, such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Smoking also increases your risk of developing cataracts and even central vision loss. The more you smoke, the higher the risk.
Smokers are twice as likely to develop uveitis, a serious condition that affects the uvea, or in layman’s terms, the middle layer of the eye.
If you decide to stop smoking, you’ll significantly lower the risk of developing eye diseases.
The right pair of sunglasses can protect your eyesight from the UV rays, which almost every Australian knows. Ironically, you need sun exposure in order to get your body to produce vitamin D which enables the eyes to have adequate moisture, but your eyes need to be protected from it.
The best thing you can do for yourself is visit the Broadway eye care center, get your eyes checked out and let the professionals recommend you sunglasses or regular glasses if you need them. Don’t worry; you won’t look nerdy with glasses, especially if they’re made by Prada or Ray Ban.
Be cool and wear your shades!
Give your eyes a rest
If you’re spending a lot of time in front of the computer, there’s a big chance that you’re focusing on one thing too much and that you even forget to blink just because you’re focused. That can get your eyes fatigued. But, there’s a solution for that, and no, we’re not talking about sleeping for a long time here.
Try the 20-20-20 rule: Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to look away about twenty feet in front of you for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. By doing that simple thing, you’ll give your eyes a chance to relax and rest.
Clean your hands regularly
On average, you touch your face 2000 to 3000 times per day! While that’s not a problem for your skin, it can present a problem for your eyes. As it was said, they are very sensitive. In order to prevent any kinds of infections, wash your hands and clean them with antibacterial soap that’s not based on alcohol.
We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. In order to see all those magnificent things, we need to have healthy eyes. So, take good care of them. After all, you only got a single pair.