Eyes are your windows to the world. Maintaining eye health is very important to preserve good eye function and sight. Changing lifestyle has given rise to new methods of work, entertainment and leisure. Most of these new trends are injurious to eyes in the long run if you do not take care of them.
Here are a few tips to keep your eyes in good health.
Eat a nutritious diet
Health depends on nutrition. A balanced and healthy diet will meet all your vitamin and mineral needs and prevent vision problems that affect you as you age. Include green leafy vegetables, fish, eggs, nuts, beans, citrus fruits and oysters in your diet to protect your eyes against cataract and macular degeneration. Manage your diet to control diabetes to prevent diabetic eye problems.
Protect your eyes against UV rays
Exposure to too much UV rays will increase your chance of developing cataract and macular degeneration. Wear sunglasses that block out UVA and UVB rays completely. Wraparound glasses are the best as they offer protection even from the sides.
Take breaks from your screen
Screen time has become unavoidable as working, playing and many leisure activities revolve around it. Uninterrupted viewing for long periods of time will cause eyestrain, blurred vision, focusing problems and dry eyes, in addition to aches and pains. To prevent all this, wear up-to-date prescription glasses, blink often, look away from the screen at objects that are at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes and take 15-minute breaks every 2 hours.
Wear protective eye gear whenever necessary
When indulging in activities that could lead to eye injury, always wear protective goggles, safety glasses or protective face masks that shield your eyes. Eye injuries could lead to permanent vision loss and prevention is the best option.
Smoking damages the optic nerve. It can also cause cataract and macular degeneration. Stop smoking to protect your eyes.
Get regular eye check-ups
From childhood everyone should get regular eye check-ups to detect eye problems in the initial stages. Early intervention can prevent the condition from becoming worse. Conditions such as glaucoma generally go unnoticed till they are advanced and the damage they cause is irreversible. These conditions will be diagnosed during an eye examination and early treatment can prevent or delay vision loss.
Consult our expert ophthalmologist for a comprehensive eye examination and the most advanced treatment. We also offer treatments for paediatric eye problems. We can help preserve your eyesight with the right care and the right time.