The eyes are the windows to the beautiful world that surrounds us. Therefore, healthy eyes are part of a happy life. They allow us to enjoy our beautiful world. There are some simple steps by which you can make sure you have healthy eyes and clear vision in your golden years.
one. Healthy diet
It can help maintain good eye health and, potentially, prevent some troublesome eye conditions by having foods rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Studies have shown that antioxidants and nutrients that are linked to a lower risk of common eye conditions include lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C and E, which abound in the following foods:
• Carrots, green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale
• Nuts, beans, eggs and other non-meat proteins such as soy
• Dark pigment fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries and grapes
• Citrus and juices
• Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and other fatty fish
two. Give up smoking
Smoking is harmful to the whole body. It causes eye damage by producing oxidative stress in the tissues of the eye and makes it susceptible to developing macular degeneration, accelerates the progress of the development of cataracts and can cause damage to the optic nerve.
3. Protect your eyes
It is important to protect our eyes from the dangerous things that surround us. The most frequent things that surround us are the pollution and the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Wear protective goggles to avoid exposure to dust, smoke and UV radiation. Make sure AC ventilation is away from your eye to prevent dryness and direct exposure to wind.
Four. Follow the appropriate eye care guidelines.
Follow the eye care practices at your workplace. If you are using computers or other digital instruments, follow the 20-20-20 rule: Simply rest your eyes every 20 minutes by looking 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This will prevent blurred vision, dry eyes and headaches. If your workplace is too hot or is exposed to flying particles, wear protective clothing.
Do not self-medicate your eyes. Do not use medicines available without a prescription. Do not use drops available for 'REGULAR USE'. Nature has given us tears as a protection mechanism, so you should not put drops without any indication.
5. Consult your eye specialist regularly
It is the best way to maintain the health of your eyes. It is not necessary to have unhealthy eyes to visit an ophthalmologist. Get routine annual checkups to diagnose any developing disorder. Get regular eye exams, even if you have a clear vision, especially for people who have diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and a family history of eye diseases.
6 Take care of your health in general
Exercise also helps maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic diseases, which increases the chances of having serious eye diseases.
Read the full article "Healthy Eyes" which is written by Dr.Hemant Patel at Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/healthy-eyes-2084/post
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