Our eyes are consider to be the most valuable organ having to protect. “Eyes are delicate and precious,” says Dr. Andrew Iwach, spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). “Just a touch of maintenance will keep them going for years.”
You want to keep your eyes going for years, don’t you? Reading this tips below may be your advices to maintain good healthy eyes.
1. Prevent your eyes from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
Computer Vision Syndromen happens when you focus your eyes in the same position (it is computer screen) for an extended period of time (about 3 hours), the muscles around your eyes (orbicularis oculi) will become stiff, sore, and weak as well. Your eyes will become so adjusted to the close up work and “forget” how to focus on things far away….The recommendations are relax eyes by exercise (use your hand and close your eyes to feel relax. This help you more or less to “reset” your vision when it starts to become blurry or tired throughout the day and also helps to slow down from getting presbyopia (Blurred vision at normal reading distance) at early age); and adjust your font size to large enough to see, Reduce lighting and glare at workplace, keep screen at distance of 16-30 inches from your eyes.
2. Protect from harmful factors outdoor: UV radiation is one of the most harmful for your eyes, so SPF such as Sunglasses don’t just prevent crows’ feet from squinting, they also block harmful ultraviolet and other rays than can play a role in the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.
3. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. a diet containing plentiful amounts of fruits and colorful or dark green vegetables which are high in antioxidants can possibly reduce the risk of cataracts. Many studies have shown that eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids may reduce your risk of developing macular degeneration. Also, consider supplementing your diet with eye vitamins to make sure you are getting adequate amounts of the nutrients you need to keep your eyes healthy.
4. Quit smoking. Need another reason to quit smoking? You got it: Smoking increases the risk and accelerates the development of cataracts, macular degeneration and optic nerve damage. It’d be more afraid of losing your vision than lung cancer first.
5. Eye check up. Remember to get your eyes checked at least every two years. A comprehensive eye exam, including dilating your pupils, can determine your risk for major eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, which has no early warning signs or symptoms. An eye exam also can ensure that your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is up to date.
These tips don’t assure to keep your eyes a perfect vision throughout your lifetime. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having regular eye exams will certainly decrease your risk of developing a sight-stealing eye problem.