Our eyes are one of the few organs found outside the body. They are exposed to many different factors, including environmental pollution, dust, smoke and constant pressure on our visual system due to extensive use of technology. Therefore, we need to focus on what we need to do to protect our precious eyesight. Here are some eye care tips to keep and preserve your precious vision healthy:
Eat the right foods: According to the American Optometric Association, in order to improve vision, it is essential to provide the correct nutrition for the eyes to maintain healthy eyes. Some of these nutritional recommendations include including multiple nutrients (such as vitamins A, C and E, lutein, zinc, copper, and zeaxanthin) in your diet. Some food sources of these nutrients include broccoli, which is rich in vitamin A, which protects our eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Salmon is another food that improves vision health because it is composed of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that supports vision. Both sweet potatoes and carrots contain carotene, an essential nutrient in slowing the development of age-related macular degeneration.
Maintain a healthy weight: Several studies have shown a link between obesity and eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. You can prevent obesity by limiting your fat and cholesterol intake. You can also achieve this goal by drastically reducing the consumption of sugary foods. You can also avoid processed foods, increase the consumption of healthy foods, and get plenty of exercise. You can include the following healthy habits in your daily activities to improve your vision:
Practice good visual habits: If you spend a lot of time at the computer, make it a habit to raise your head during shutdown and take frequent breaks. Observe distant objects for 7-10 seconds every 20 minutes. In addition, practice regularly shifting the focus from near to different objects in the distance, as keeping your eyes on a fixed point close by can cause eye fatigue. Good visual habits include techniques to reduce eye strain. These techniques can help us maintain healthier vision when working close up on computers and digital devices.
Limit caffeine consumption: Drinking drinks with a high caffeine content causes an increase in intraocular pressure, which is unhealthy. Excessive caffeine intake can damage the blood vessels in the eyes
Protect your eyes from injury: When undertaking renovation projects for your home, dangerous work or sport, choose the right safety glasses. According to information from the National Institute of Ophthalmology, glasses made of super strong polycarbonate have been chosen. Use protective goggles with flexible fitting, cap vent and padded goggles. Protect your eyes from sparks, chemical splash and dust as recommended by the National Security Council. By applying these different eye care techniques, you can enjoy healthier vision that will last a lifetime.