Caring & Maintaining Your Eye Health
Healthy and balanced diet
What we eat has a big influence on the health of our bodies in general, it also applies to the health of our eyes. By eating the perfect food will provide perfect nutrition for our eye health. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E can help ward off age-related eye health problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts, and many studies show this. Some types of foods that are very good for nourishing the eyes are as follows:
- Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, mustard greens and other green leafy vegetables that contain zinc
- Salmon, tuna and other oily fish because they contain omega 3 fatty acids
- Eggs, nuts and other non-meat protein sources
- Oranges and other fruits that contain lots of Vitamin C
Eating a healthy and balanced diet also helps you maintain a healthy weight, which makes you less likely to get obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
Many studies show that smoking can cause eye health problems such as cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration. So stop your smoking habit from now on to get eye and body health in general.
Glasses will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays which have an adverse effect on your eye health. Research suggests that too much UV exposure makes you more likely to get cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose glasses that help reduce the sharpness of rays from 99% to 100% UVA and UVB. Cover lenses help protect your eyes from the side.
Polarized lenses reduce glare when driving. Make sure you use protective glasses against sharp rays or light when you are working or doing activities such as welding light, hot sun, or other sharp light. If you work with hazardous materials or air at work or at home, wear safety glasses or protective eyewear at all times.
Safe distance tv monitor / computer screen
If you have activities or work that work with computers, always ensure a safe distance from the computer monitor. Staring at a computer or TV screen for too long can cause:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty focusing on distance
- Dry eyes
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
Some ways to protect and protect your eyes from the impact of computer screens
- Be sure to use glasses or contact lenses that absorb light or protect your eyes from the computer screen.
- Glasses to help with contrast, glare, and eye strain when using a computer.
- Position your computer so that your eyes are level with the top of the monitor. This allows you to look a little down on the screen.
- Try to avoid glare on your computer from windows or headlights. Use an anti-glare screen if necessary.
- Use a comfortable sitting area or bench so that your feet are flat on the floor.
- If your eyes are dry, blink more.
- Every 20 minutes, rest your eyes by looking at the atmosphere of the room for 20 seconds. At least every 2 hours, stand up and take a 15 minute break.
Regular eye doctor checks
Everyone from children, teenagers and educated people of moderate age should receive regular eye examinations to ensure that their eye health is maintained. This helps you take better care of your eyes and get fast and perfect eye care if any health problems are found in your eyes. An eye exam can also find some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, which have no symptoms. It is very important to find this disease early, because at the early signs it will be easier to treat.
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