“Eyes” the most expressible part of your face. People say eyes speak a lot, and that’s true; they are the mirror of your thoughts. Eyes not only help you in vision but also add up to the beauty of the person. As they play such an important role, we really need to take care of our eyes.
Like any other healthcare thing, eyes also need proper attention. As the present world scenario is going on, we have become a working machine and hardly rest. And I can say, along with the brain, our eyes are also working continuously in any work.
Eyes also get tired up and need some rest. And we generally ignore the health of our eyes which is unacceptable. If we want to prolong our life and use the most of our potential, we need to take care of our eyes.
So here, making this thing easy for all of you out there, let me tell you it’s high time to start focusing on your eyes. Here are some tips which will help you throughout your life.
How to Take Care of Your Eyes
1. Having a Healthy Diet
The healthier you eat, the wealthier you will become. Your diet is the first and foremost thing you need to improve for healthy eyes. You should eat food items that are rich in beta carotene, Vitamins A and C, fatty acids, and lycopene. Such a diet is completed by; Green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, etc.
Other healthy foods include:
- Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons.
- Cod liver oil, fishes like salmon and tuna.
- Don’t forget to involve carrots and nuts in the diet.
2. Quit Smoking
It’s good if you don’t smoke but if you do, stop smoking from now. Smoking not only harms your lungs but also has a huge impact on the damage of optic nerve leading to a cataract.
3. Avoid Strenuous Work
We don’t say quit your job, but I advise you to minimize the amount of time you put into computers or mobiles. If you have to work for a long time trying to exercise your neck by nodding up down, this will increase the blood flow to the eyes and brain.
Use protective glasses to save your eyes. Don’t focus on the screen continuously for more than 20 seconds. Give yourself a 2 min break after every 20 minutes of work.
4. Protect Yourself from Sunlight
While you go out on a sunny day, don’t forget to wear sunglasses to protect yourself from UV-A and UV-B rays. Try to get a sunglass with full coverage to protect your eyes from sides also.
5. Avoid Dryness
Try to drink at least 3 liters of water daily; it will keep your eyes wet. Then, after every 2 hours, wash your eyes with fresh water to keep them hydrated. When you get time, put a slice of cucumber on your eyes for 10 minutes to relax your eyes. And if your eyes are getting irritated or dried up, use methylcellulose eye drops before you sleep.
6. Consult Your Doctor
Don’t forget to visit your eye specialist regularly. Don’t ignore if you feel strained out. If there is any blurred vision, get your check-up done and take measures as advised by ophthalmologists.
Now I think you know the importance of your eye care and you will practice it from now onwards. Don’t ignore your eyes, they are really precious.