As per the latest research, more than of 40% in the world suffers from one or the other form of eye problems.
Taking care of your eyes and adopting a proper routine can help you in preventing several eye problems and retain you a healthy vision. We like to guide you through simple eye care tips that will help you keep your vision healthy. Have a read and know the best eye care habits in this digital era.
Limit your Screen Time
Looking at computer, tablet, TV, and Smartphone screens for a long time may make your eyes feel tired, dry and cause eyestrain. Blue light from screens may also damage your eyes. Use good ergonomics when you are on the computer. Make sure you are 25 inches away from the screen you are watching and also there should be adequate lighting in your room. Your screen time should be limited and take a rest in between if you are bound to work on screen for a long time.
Make Sunglasses a Part of Life
Did you know wearing sun glasses is just as important as wearing a hat to protect against UV rays? Always wear sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB ray when you are outside, even on cloudy days. Effective sunglasses do not have to be expensive. Read the label to see the level of protection against UV exposure that they offer. Remember that certain things reflect UV rays including concrete, sand, snow, and water. You can also rely on wide-brimmed hats and umbrellas to shield your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Guard Your Eyes at Work and at Home
Eye injuries can occur anywhere anytime at home and on the job. Experts researched that more than 90% of eye injuries may be prevented if people wore adequate eye protection. Always wear safety glasses when you are working on projects at work or at home that may send debris airborne and into your eyes. Wear protective glasses or shades when playing sports that put your eyes at risk. Polycarbonate lenses offer maximum protection as they are more resistant to impact than other materials.
Eyes Need Nourishment
Maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet is a key to have healthy eyes, and may reduce your risk for developing bad eye conditions. Many eye problems may be avoided if you include certain foods that contain a range of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, known as antioxidants in your daily routine. Also ask your eye doctor whether you would benefit from taking a daily vitamin and mineral supplement formulated to protect eye health.
Don’t Ignore any Uncomforting in Your Eyes
It you suffer from red, itchiness and irritation, reach for antihistamines or soothing eye drops. You can apply cold compresses over your eyes to reduce any of above symptoms. Remove dust or dirt from your eyes by rinsing them with clean water or a saline solution formulated for the eyes. See your ophthalmologist right away if you develop potentially serious problems like eye pain, swelling, secretions, or unusual sensitivity to light. If you develop vision problems like flashes of light, dark floating spots, partial vision loss, blindness blurry vision, or other problems with your eyesight, see your eye doctor right away.
Handling Contact Lens With Care
If you wear contact lenses then you should clean them properly and maintain a good hygiene. Wash your hands thoroughly before taking contact lenses in or out. Only use doctor recommended lens cleaner and drops. Wash and dry your case after every use. Replace the case at least every 2 to 3 months. Take your lenses out before you go to sleep at night and do not wear lenses longer than is recommended.
Other Health Conditions Can Affect Eyes
Health conditions like Diabetes and high blood pressure can cause changes in blood vessels that diminish blood flow to the eyes. This, in result, may affect vision. Diabetic retinopathy is a common cause of vision loss. Autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, graves may also affect the eyes. Always make sure your eye doctor knows your current and past health history as well as your family history of eye diseases and other serious conditions. You should schedule an eye exam regularly to detect and address any changes in your eyesight as soon as possible.
What Medicines You are Eating?
Be aware of any potential side effects of medications and address them immediately to your doctor. Visual distortion and eye symptoms from medications may range from mild to severe. Side effects of medication may include dry eyes, watery eyes, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, double vision, eye puffiness, and droopy eyelids.
Keep Check on Your Eye Makeup
Liquid, glossy and creamy eye makeup may harbor bacteria. Toss out eye makeup and mascara every 3 months. If you get an eye infection, immediately get rid of all of your eye makeup and make an appointment with your eye doctor. Do not share makeup with others and steer clear of store samples. If you have allergies, choose hypoallergenic products and be careful when you use new products. Always remember to take your eye makeup off and wash your face before going to sleep at night.
Regular Eye Exams Are Important
If you dream to have an excellent vision and healthy eyes, see your eye doctor regularly for an eye exam. Even people who do not wear eyeglasses should get their eyes and vision checked regularly. Most people need an eye exam at least every other year between the ages of 18 and 60. The doctor can examine your retina, macula, and other parts of your eyes. The doctor will also assess your sight during the exam.
Smoking Is a foe to eyes
We always hear that Smoking is injurious to health but we say it is worst for eye health as it increases the risk of eye diseases including cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), dry eyes, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy. Smoking contributes to blood vessel damage that may lead to plaque buildup and weak arteries. This increases the risk of heart attack and cause damage to the retina. Eventually, it may lead to vision loss.
Follow above tips to get a healthy vision and if you really want a colorful life ahead. Visit Dhami Eye Care Centre if you feel any eye condition and you can also Book an Appointment.