How to Take Care of Your Vision

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Your eyes are an essential organ of your body. Taking care of your eyes is extremely important. If you think about it, there is very little that you can do without your vision.

This means that it is worth taking the time to ensure that your vision gets proper care. Taking care of your eyes means that you consume a proper diet, and take precautions to secure your vision regularly. Here is a look at what you need to know to protect your vision.

Your Diet

Making sure that your diet is geared towards sustaining a healthy vision is something that you cannot afford to take for granted. To keep your vision at its best you need to eat Omega 3 fatty acids and foods with lots of vitamin C and E.

This means that your diet needs to be rich in green leafy vegetables and healthy fish such as salmon and tuna. Eating lots of nuts and beans as well as citruses can also provide you with the right nutrients. When you have a healthy diet it will reduce your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults.

Wear Sunglasses

It’s easy to pick up just any pair of sunglasses because they look fashionable. However, while your sunglasses should make a fashion statement they should also have the right amount of protection from UV rays. If you get too much exposure to these rays it can increase the chance that you will have cataracts and macular degeneration.

 You need a pair of sunglasses that block about 99% of UVA and UVB rays that come from the sun. It is always best to buy a wraparound lens because these will ensure that the UV rays cannot hit your eyes from the sides. 

Professional Eye Care

Whether or not you currently have vision problems it is a good practice to visit your eye care professional at least once a year. If glaucoma runs in your family it is especially important that you do this check-up at least once per year. 

 If you notice that you have dry eyes, your vision is worsening or you have low-lying eyelids. It is best to visit your eye care doctor as soon as possible. There are eye drops available to help glaucoma and dry eyes. There are also ptosis eyedrops available to help lift low-lying eyelids.

Computers

Computers are one of the greatest culprits of eye strain and blurry vision. With more people working before their screens for many hours, computer eyestrain is on the rise. 

To prevent yourself from getting eye strain which can lead to blurry vision, headaches, and dry eyes you should wear computer glasses. Practice looking away from your screen every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds. You should get up from your computer at least every two hours and take a 15-minute break.

Protect Your Vision

Protecting your vision is something that you must see as a priority. The last thing you want is to be unable to go about your daily activities or even be unable to do your job because of deteriorating eyesight. 

By following the tips that have been given here and regularly visiting an eye care professional you’ll be able to secure your vision.

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