We know how important our eyes are, but we do not always know how to take care of their health properly. You may find that your vision is good or that your eyes are healthy & strong, you may be right or maybe not, so it is good to keep your eye on it.
Normally neglected, eyes are only worthy of attention when illnesses, such as conjunctivitis, stye, cisco, irritation, or even when traditional anomalies such as myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia, etc., knock on our door. But it is not only with this that we must be attentive.
Maybe you’ve been through this situation sometimes: you come home and noticed your eyes itchy. They itched, you checked in the mirror and they looked inflamed, tired.
Well, the reality is that we only remember our views when they give us some sign that something is wrong when we begin to experience warning symptoms that demonstrate that something is happening there.
We must remember, our eyes require daily care, and this can not go unnoticed.
1. Pay attention to what you Eat
Of course, that does not mean we have to eat 5 carrots a day. Obviously not. The idea here is to maintain a proper and balanced diet, where the vitamins necessary to maintain a healthy vision are included.
According to experts, vitamins A and C, as well as magnesium, are basic to take care of eye health. Vitamin A, for example, allows the cells of our vision to work healthier, staying strong and healthy.
2. Protect yourself in the sun, whether summer or Winter
Maybe you’re one of those people who love to wear sunglasses. But, do you use them only in the summer? Do you choose them just for the sake of fashion and taste? So we need to know that, solar radiation seriously damages our eyes, retina, and can even cause cataracts.
It is imperative to choose sunglasses correctly, to observe their quality seal and the type of lens they have, and to make sure they are ideal for working as barriers against ultraviolet rays.
So, do not limit yourself only to the aesthetic sense of this prop, but take care that they always fit your face, do not be too open on the sides so the sun does not pass. Look if they fit well in your nose and if you feel comfortable with them.
Sunglasses are not just for summer, absolutely. Remember that it is important to have them available all year round (and this includes kids too). Children under the age of 12 are still developing their protection system and the sun’s rays directly impact their retina, with a greater intensity.
3. Keep Eyes Hydrated
Our eyes, just like our skin, need the right moisture to maintain their balance. Therefore, it is necessary to humidify them from time to time, and still more, those who usually have a certain sensitivity in the eyes or feel them dry should pay attention to this care. It costs nothing to take an eye drop prescribed by an ophthalmologist in the bag when going out for days to keep the eyes always well hydrated.
4. Avoid Prolonged Exposure to Laptop, Phone Screen
How to live away from computers, tablets or smartphones? Nowadays it’s almost impossible, but note, it’s ALMOST. The truth is that dosing the use of these tools is possible, what is impossible is not to suffer from inflammation or eye irritation at some point if the use is not controlled.
For those who usually work or use the computer in the dark at night, it is important to know that it is possible that they are making a big mistake! When we watch the TV or use the computer with the lights off we activate different parts of the eyes: the center of the retina is activated to perceive the light and, in turn, the periphery of the retina is activated with darkness. What happens then? The pupil dilates and the eyes receive more light than we actually need. Thus, our vision weakens little by little. Remember that!
5. Throw Away The Old Makeup
Carefully read the expiration date of the mascara and discard what you have already won. Even the creams and lotions that are close to expiring date needs to be used with caution, avoiding the contact with the eyes so that they do not provoke ardor.
6. Avoid These Foods
Have healthy habits, avoid fries, with excess salt, sugar, red meat and adopt healthy meals like fruits. During the day it is ideal to eat fresh fruits and vegetables because a good strategy is to increase the intake of vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 proteins.Also eat green fruits, the greener the better.
7. Stop Smoking Immediately
Smoking is as evil to your eyes as it is to the rest of the body. Studies clearly link smoking to an increased risk of developing Macular Degeneration and Cataracts, as well as irreversible damage to the optic nerve, which could lead to irreversible blindness.
8. Wash Your Hands and Sanitize Your Lenses
To avoid infections to eyes, always wash your hands, especially before putting on and taking off contact lenses. Be sure to disinfect contact lenses as instructed and replace them with the expiration date. Remember that viral eye infections from lack of hygiene can irreversibly damage your cornea.
9. Maintain a Healthy Weight
Wondering what weight has to do with eyes? Well, Being overweight or obese increases your chances of developing Diabetes and other systemic conditions that may lead to vision loss, such as Diabetic Retinopathy or Glaucoma.
10. Yearly Examinations
It’s no big deal to see an ophthalmologist at least once a year. On some occasions, we may present problems, such as an injury or something that we are not aware of and which, little by little, damage our vision.
For those who wear glasses, the most basic tip is to periodically check the lenses to make sure the problem, whatever it is, like a myopia, for example, has not advanced.
We also know that from a certain age it is customary to lose visual acuity, so reading up close may become more costly, for example … so, instead of looking for inappropriate glasses elsewhere because they are cheaper , more suitable, always, will be to look for a professional that offers us the exact diagnosis, as well as indicate the product that we truly need and that will take care of our vision.
Once these simple tips have been read, just put them into practice on a daily basis, and teach them also to the children around us to create good habits from an early age.