Your eyes are organs that react to light and allow sight. They have 3 coats that enclose 3 transparent structures. Several diseases, disorders and age-related changes can affect your eyes. Follow the health tips below to maintain healthy vision.
1. Get a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Examination
Visiting an eye care professional is the best way to determine whether your eyes are healthy. The exam can detect problems such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
2. Eat for Eye Health
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits adds certain nutrients to your diet that can help save and preserve your vision. According to research, your eye health benefits from these foods – especially leafy greens and carrots.
3. Protect Your Peepers
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from dangerous solar radiation. Make sure you have a pair that blocks 100 percent of UV rays and absorbs HEV rays. The wraparound style frames provide the best protection.
4. Visual Stretches Fight Eye Strain
Give your eyes a break from the computer and reading material. You can try the 20-20-20 blink method. Every 20 minutes look away about 20 feet for 20 seconds. This helps reduce strain.
BONUS TIP: Take Better Care of Your Glasses and Contacts
Keep your eyeglasses clean by rinsing the lenses under warm water and then washing them with liquid dish soap. Polish them with a microfiber cleaning cloth after they dry. Pre-moistened lens towelettes are fine for occasional use. If you have contact lenses make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before handling them. Use a prescribed cleaner or drops and your finger is the perfect tool to rub the cleanser in a circular motion. Do not use water because it may contain irritants.