10 ways to keep your eyes healthy
Your eyes are your window to the world.
It’s imperative that you keep them away from diseases and ensure they stay healthy.
Here are 10 ways to ensure healthy eyes and good vision:
- Eat a balanced diet: Be sure to include deep yellow, and green leafy vegetables as well as fish such as Salmon and tuna that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. A balanced diet can work wonders for keeping your eyes healthy.
- Keep your weight in control: Overweight or obesity puts you at the risk of developing diabetes, which in turn can lead to serious eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma. Make sure you do not overeat or starve.
- Exercise regularly: Exercise can help you keep at bay lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, which can cause serious damage to your eyes.
- Wear sunglasses: Harmful ultraviolet rays from exposure to the sun can increase the risk of your eyes developing cataracts or aid the process of age-related macular degeneration. Sunglasses can help you block out 99 to 100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
- Wear protective eye-wear: Always use protective eye-wear to shield your eyes from damage when playing certain sports, which present the risk of injury to your eyes, or when working at a factory or at a construction site, or undertaking repair work at home.
- Try not to smoke: Smoking can damage the optic nerve and contribute its bit to age related diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. Quit the cancer stick.
- Learn your family medical history: You run the risk of getting an inherited eye disease, especially if anyone in the family has had it before.
- Track your risk factors: The risk of developing age-related eye diseases increases as you advance in years, making it important for you to know whether you can lower your risk by making some modifications to your daily routine or lifestyle.
- Take extra precaution if you wear contacts: You need to wash your hands well before changing your contact lenses. Also, make sure to properly clean and replace your lenses.
- Rest your eyes: If you’re on a digital device for a prolonged period of time, follow the 20-20 rule. Look away or focus on an object about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. Do this at 20-minute intervals.
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