Out of the five sense organs that the homo sapiens have been gifted with, eyes are arguably the most important. So, it’s not actually hard to ‘see’ why we must take great care of them. If seeing is believing, then it’s as essential as our life to make sure that we keep our eyesight is in a decent condition for our proper existence. We use our sight so often daily that we take it for granted. We see, acknowledge and understand everything around us due to our eyes only. Think about it, we would not be able to admire the beauty of nature; it would be deathly to think of a world without reading books if we were a bibliophile, and we would not even be able to appreciate and love the faces of our relatives and friends had it not been for our pairs of eyes just under our forehead. According to a survey, over 40% of people worry about losing their eyesight over their abilities to walk or even hear. Hence, the importance of eyes in our lives is unquestionable.
The above prose, hence, makes it even more vital for us to take more than sufficient care of our eyes, but sadly it is not the case. But we, at SafetyKart, understand how busy your daily schedules and regimes are. So, we give you five simple steps to maintain the health of your eyes and preserve your vision till your old age.
We jot them down below:
Visit your eye doctor at regular intervals
However redundant you may think it is to go see an eye doctor unless there is some serious issue with your eyes, it is the absolute carnal truth that whoever saw their eye doctor regularly went on to live fulfilling life in terms of their eyesight. It is as important to pamper and get your eyes checked regularly as it is to get a haircut. The eye exams are not meant for just people whose eyes are experiencing issues; in fact, these are meant to detect any minor changes in the power of your eyes besides detecting if you have systemic health issues like glaucoma or diabetes before their symptoms arise.
Take along your current lens prescription or eye glasses whenever visiting the doctor and also let him know if you have any family history in terms of eye weaknesses. Patients normally do not come to know of the connection between eye health and body health, so this should always be left to the doctor to decide.
Protect your eyes
We were born with reflex actions that ensure that our eyes do not directly come in contact with any external harmful stimuli. That is because we must protect our eyes at all times from the surroundings. Because of the installed air conditioners everywhere these days, the air becomes extremely dry and causes itchiness & irritation to our eyes due to their dryness. Installing a humidifier at your place can help greatly in keeping your eyes moist and prevent irritation and dryness.
Buy the best sunglasses you can find and make sure they are designed with 100 percent AVA and AVB protection. The ultraviolet rays of the sun are harmful for your eyes. In order to reduce the chances of cataracts and macular degeneration, protective sunglasses are very important. Since, by the time we turn adults, we have already been exposed to 80% UV of our lifetime exposure, it is doubly important for children to wear sunglasses as well.
Eat good to make your eyes healthy
There are a lot of other food items apart from a “carrot” to make your eyesight healthy. Green leafy vegetables should form the heaviest part of your diet if you have weak eyes. If you regularly eat good food with protective nutrients and antioxidants, you can help prevent usual diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration.
We jot down some foods that will help your eyesight:
- Spinach and Kale
- Tuna and other cold water fish like Salmon
- Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries
- Nuts, eggs, beans, soy
20-20-20 Rule at the monitor/screen
We understand how all of us are corporate slaves these days and hence we have to spend most of our days in front of a computer screen. So, you need to follow this simple 20-20-20 Rule in order prevent blurry vision, headaches, et al. Just rest your eyes after every 20 minutes by looking at something approx. 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Your eye will instantly feel a lot better.
If you are a smoker and can not control your urge to smoke every now & then, try harder. Because smoking actually catalysts the development of cataracts and cause optic nerve damage. Hence, leave before you stop seeing.
Just greet these five steps written above with a smile and your eyes will bless you with a long, satiating life where you will be able to see & admire the beauty of nature and man made substances. Exercise as & when you can, as healthy eyes live in a health body.
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