Your sense of sight is one of the important senses that humans have. It’s accountable for about 80% of what we perceive. Our visual acuity is part of our everyday life, and it’s only right that we establish an eye care routine to make sure that it stays sharp. A regular eye checkup is usually at the top of the list. There are, however, several other natural ways you can use to take care of your eyes.
Here are some of the top natural tips to take care of your eyes.
There are so many food varieties rich in vitamins, good for the eyes, and antioxidants included. Researches have shown that foods rich in antioxidants decrease the risk for certain eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Some of these foods are as follows:
Regular exercise isn’t only good for the eyes; it’s also good for your total health. Put in some power walks in your daily schedule to get your blood pumping and enjoy the morning sun, or sunset, whichever you prefer. The American Optometric Association (AOA) said that doing some exercises lowers glaucoma risks to more than 40%. Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases that cause eye blindness. You will want to do everything you can to prevent that from happening so do your power walks!
In this digital age, you may often find yourself staring at your screen: it may be your phone screen, laptop, tablet, or TV screen. While no evidence directly connects screen time causing harm to your visual acuity, it can still contribute to computer vision syndrome (digital eye strain), which is a common eye issue that many complain of today.
Remember the 20-20-20 rule. Make it a habit to take a break in every 20 minutes and focus your eyes 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This can help your eyes have some deserved rest and avoid blurry vision, strained eyes, or dryness in the eyes.
Your eye is sensitive to infections and with irritants comes blurred vision. Always keep your hands clean and avoid rubbing your eyes frequently. If you do rub, do keep it light as vigorous rubbing may lead to corneal abrasion. If there’s something in your eyes, wash and clean it with sterile saline solution instead of rubbing it. You can also try running water. If the itching persists, it’s better to consult with your eye doctor immediately.
It’s essential for people who are usually working in front of their computers to keep your area well lit to avoid straining the eyes too much. It’s also essential to have the proper distance to minimize glaring.
Always keep your eyes healthy to avoid eye problems later on in your life. If you can, it’s best to visit your doctor and have your eyes checked.