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How often do you think about your eyes?Although eyesight is vital in our daily lives, many of us neglect taking care of it. Even if we try shutting our eyes for 10 minutes, we will realize the importance of our eyes and vision.
Just like any other part of our body, our eyes need to be protected and taken care of. There are many easy ways to treat our eyes with the respect they deserve.
Eat Healthy :
Healthy eating habits helps in keeping ourselves fit. Following a healthy diet, will not only help in keeping our body fit, but also helps in keeping our eyes strong and sharp.We must ensure that our diet includes all kinds of fruits and vegetables through which we will receive all types of micronutrients.
Quit smoking:Smoking leads to damage of eye muscles and tiny blood vessels. Quitting smoking can improve not only our overall health, but the health of your eyes as well. Smoking leads or aggravates age related eye problems like macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic related retinopathy.
Control Hypertension and diabetes:
Both diabetes or high blood pressure are risk factors for vision problems. They can damage our eyes and lead to eye problems such as low vision and blindness. The best way to prevent this is to manage our blood glucose and blood pressure. Extreme fluctuations will harm our vision and may also lead to permanent damage.
Regular eye examination:
Seeing an ophthalmologist is not just for people who already have glasses. It is important to get our eye checked on a regular basis. We can also do a self-check oncea while by closing one eye after the other.
Don’t neglect symptoms:Symptoms such as pain in the eye or blurred vision can mean a lot of things. However, I would want to get in touch with your eye doctor quickly because it could, more specifically, be a case of eye infection or eye disease.
Eye care in work place:We must not stare at bright lights or screens for a long time. Also, it is advisable wee avoid using a mobile or a laptop screen in the dark.
Wear sunglasses:It is imperative that on bright days sunglasses are worn. The right pair of sunglasses will help protect our eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiations.
Wear a helmet:Our eyes can become victim to dust particles and pollution while driving. Helmets shield our eyes and protect our eyes in these cases.