Eyes are windows to the soul. They play a vital role on our health too. Through the eyes, we see the world and make sense of it. Therefore, we must take good care of our eye health. Here are some tips on how you can take good care of your eyes.
Eat a healthy and a balanced diet. Eat fruits, vegetables (especially deep yellow and green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and collards) and fish high in omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon, tuna and other oily fish). Eat food that is rich in lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E such as eggs, nuts, beans, oranges, and other nonmeat protein sources. Also maintain a healthy weight because being overweight or being obese increases risk of diabetes. Exercise regularly also to prevent or control diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Wear sunglasses to avoid exposing eyes to the sun and ultraviolet rays. Wear protective eyewear when playing certain sports, being in factory work and construction work, and when doing repairs at home.
Smoking can also increase the risk of developing age-related diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Wash your hands well before touching your contact lenses and properly clean and replace them. Give your eyes time to rest also. When eyes feel tired when looking at a computer screen, try the 20-20-20 rule. That is looking about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds for every 20 minutes.
Again, the eyes are an important factor of our physical and mental health. It is our eyes that help us make sense of the world. In order to identify and treat eye diseases, an early detection of it would be a big help for us. Keep your eyes checked often by specialists. Here at Accent Eye Care, we will assist you in keeping your eyes protected and we’ll help you see your best.