Eye care tips

Your Eye's good vision help you perform well – at home or at work. It is important to take few simple steps to make sure that your eyesight at its best. Periodic eye exam is the best way to maintain good eyesight. 

Your eyes are unique and have their own set of nutritional need.

Choose food which is rich in antioxidants like vitamin A and C, food like green leafy vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids (good for macula health – the central part of retina) as part of your healthy diet.

Inadequate intake of antioxidants, smoking, and consumption of alcohol or saturated fats may create free-radicals reaction that can harm macula as age grows older. High fat diets can deposit in retinal blood vessels and slow down blood flow in retinal blood vessels which can cause decrease or loss of vision.

Body and eye exercise improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen level in blood and eyes that removes toxins.

You should have sound sleep at night for 6-8 hours that will make your performance better at home or work and will support the health of your eyes.

Always keep your hand clean, it is very important especially when it comes to your eyes and mouth. If you are contact lens user, before insertion and removal of contact lens – wash your hands with mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel. Otherwise germs and bacteria that come from your hands can cause an eye infection, cold and fever because whatever is on your fingers goes right in to your eye’s surface and mouth.

Smoking exposure, may increase oxidative stress level, may be risky for health conditions too.

Everyone should use ultraviolet (UV) protected sunglasses to protect eyes from harmful UV light. Choose sunglasses with both UVA and UVB protection. Wearing peaked cap or hat will reduce the amount of UV radiation entering in to eyes.

We live in a technology-run world, which means that a lot of our time is spent in front of a screen. In everyday life, we can’t live without digital screen and our screen usage has been increasing day by day. These devices are exposing your eyes to blue light because the wavelength emitted is near the bluer part of the spectrum. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are eye nutrients, obtained from diet and supplements, that are concentrated in the macula (the central part of retina) and help filter blue light.

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