Today Aaron Barriga will show you 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy!
Good eyesight isn’t just the ability to see well, it is also about how you feel. A good quality life can yield good vision.
The lifestyle choices you make can affect your performance at school, work and home. We all know how important our eye health is.
But, our constant use of digital screens and poor habits is putting our eye health at risk. Fortunately, there are some simple tips for healthy eyes and some of them come as no surprise.
1. Eat Right
Always try to eat a good balanced diet.
Eat Your Greens
Vegetables contain nutrients that help every part of the body function well and promote good eyesight. Spinach, kale and cabbage are vegetables recommended by doctors to prevent conditions like Age–Related Macular Degeneration.
Include Fish in Your Diet
Include fish in your diet like salmon, cod, herring and mackerel. The omega 3-oils present in fish help prevent AMD.
Eating Fruits will be Beneficial
Eating fruits like peaches, pineapples, grapes, apples and kiwi are some of the many fruits that will give a boost to your health. Include fruits in your meals and replace fried food with them.
Snacks on Nuts
Snacking on nuts like almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, pecans and macadamia nuts is a great way to stay healthy because they contain essential nutrients, with no added ingredients.
2. Exercise Well
Most people have jobs that require them to sit in front of a computer screen for hours at a time. The ‘digital eye strain’ can take a toll on us. Here are some simple exercises to ease the discomfort.
Warm Your Eyes
Rub your palms together until they feel warm and place them against your eyes for about 5 seconds. Repeat this 3 times.
Roll Your Eyes
Look up, then circle 10 times clockwise and anti-clockwise.
Put your arm out, holding a pen and focus on it. Gradually bring the pen closer, around 6 inches away from your nose. Again, move it back. Repeat the exercise 10 times.
3. Quit Smoking
Smoking can do damage to almost every organ in your body. Moreover, it can increase the risk of eye conditions such as AMD, Cataract, Glaucoma and Dry Eye Syndrome. Quit smoking at any age to reduce your risk of conditions that threaten your vision.
4. Take a Break from Screens
Take a break from your screen for 5 minutes each hour. This gives you the opportunity to change your posture, refocus your eyes and do some simple stretching exercises at your desk.
5. Proper Lighting is Essential
Adjust the brightness of your computer to the brightness of your surrounding environment. You also do not want too much light that can cause glare and discomfort. Pull the blinds down to avoid reflections on your computer screen. People with corrective lenses and pre-existing eye conditions can consult an eye specialist to find out what type of lighting suits you best, based on your work environment.
6. Blink Often
Blinking exercises are a simple way of cleansing and nourishing your eyes which eases the strain on your vision. It also maintains lubrication between the eyeball and the eyelid.
7. Eye Protection While You’re Out
Eye protection is essential while you’re outside since you will be exposed more to dust particles and grime. Choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. Exposure to sunlight for a prolonged period can increase the chances of cataract and AMD.
With all these simple lifestyle changes, you can benefit immensely. A good quality life comes with responsibility. The earlier you make these a practice, the more you will benefit. If you have any concerns about your vision, you can consult an ophthalmologist to know more.
Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. With a knack for understanding medical procedures, and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns.
He blogs with a mission of informing readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care and eye health. He loves collecting coasters from the different bars and restaurants he visits during his travels.