The human eyes are the very delicate part of the human body. Hence, when the focusing power of the eyes reduces and we face difficulties with weak vision, need to see a doctor and get a spectacle primarily hit our minds and we get relieved soon after glasses or lenses help us overcome the vision hurdle. Taking eyes for granted can cost you big time. So, what can be done? Well, you need not to worry much about it. It’s just very simple if you can practice what’s needed for good eye health.

AVOID SMOKING: Do you think that the warning at the side of cigarette packet is a fluke? We have to be sincere to ourselves most times. Smoking is injurious to health and we all know it. But does that stop people from smoking? Well, I may not know your answer to that but the real answer is crystal clear. Smoking harms almost all the organs of a human body and it causes cancer, heart blockages leading to a heart attack coupled with the fact that it’s toxic for the eyes too.

Recent reports suggest that smoking makes you more likely to get CATARACTS which are one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. In general language, cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. It also damages the optic nerves and macular degeneration among various other medical problems including dry eye syndrome which leads to redness, itchiness and watery eyes. Remember, it’s never too late to quit smoking.

PUT ON SUNGLASSES: Be it summer, winter or spring, sunglasses are said to be a good fashion accessories. However, in protecting your eyes from the deadly UV or ultraviolet rays, a pair of right shades is the best. While during sunny days, we try to cover our skin to save it from getting tanned, many times we don’t think about how sunrays can affect our eyesight too. Exposing your eyes to too much UV rays increase the chances of getting cataracts. Also, sunglasses are a must for those who wear contact lenses.

EAT RIGHT: Nothing can beat a healthy diet. A nutrition balanced food on your plate every day is a good start to keep the eyes fresh and healthy. Concerning your eating patterns, maintain a diet enriched with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, antioxidants like Vitamins A, C, and E. Set a major portion of your meal with leafy, green veggies and fish. Eggs, nuts, beans, other non-meat protein sources and citrus fruits or juices are also a good addition to your diet plan. Also, avoid consumption of alcohol.

REGULAR EXERCISE: In this world where people are health conscious, workout videos are mostly watched and regular exercise is followed by the majority. It helps your eyes too, apart from keeping your other organs healthy and body properly toned. Exercise improves blood circulation that boosts oxygen levels and removes toxins from the body.

GIVE YOUR EYES SOME REST: The ones, who work longer hours using digital devices, give your eyes some rest between works. Have in mind that our eyes get exposed to high energy blue lights when we use digital devices such as laptop, smart phones and tablets. Moreover, while working on the computer, our eyes get fatigued and its muscles get sore.

To soothe your eye muscles, rub your palm until they are warm and gently place them over your eyelids. The warmth will help the sore muscles relax. Repeat three to four times.

Rotate your eyeballs from one direction to another. Look to your right side corner and shift your gaze gradually to the opposite direction. It improves blood circulation. If possible use doctor prescribed lubricating eye drops to soothe irritated, dry eyes.

Finally, if you do make use of lenses, then wash your hands thoroughly before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. Also, make sure to disinfect contact lenses before and after use with a doctor prescribed fluid.

Contact your physician for more information concerning your eyes.

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