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What is some practical eye care advice

Posted on 26th Sep 2018 @ 12:41 AM

List of Most Important Tips for Eye Care


  • Eat healthy foods
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays
  • Wear prescription glasses, however if you don’t this kind of glasses yet you can Purchase prescription glasses online
  • Visit an optician even though you’re not suffering from an eye disease.
  • Protect your Eyes with 20-20-20 Vision Eye Exercise.
  • Quit Smoking

1. Eat Healthy Foods:

Healthy eye starts from the healthy eating. Your eyes need omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, zinc to avoid vision related problems. To maintain good vision health, fill your plate with oily fishes, green leafy vegetables like spinach, have a good protein source from nuts, beans, eggs etc.,If you suffer from type 2 diabetics or obesity it is time to have well-balanced diet as it may is major cause for blindness in adults.


2. Wear Sunglasses:

Sunglasses will help in protecting your eyes from the ultraviolet rays from the sun. AS too much exposure to UV rays will boost your chances of cataracts and mascular degeneration. Choose right pair of sunglasses that blocks 90% of UVA and UVB rays. Polarized lenses will help you in reducing the glare when you are driving.


3. Use Safety Glasses:

If you are supposed to work with hazardous material either in your work or in home, then wear safety glasses or googles. Sports like swimming, ice hockey, can lead to eye injuries in those cases wear helmet with protective face mask to shield your eyes.

4. Protect your eyes:

Ensure your glasses and contact lenses prescription were up to date and where in the good conditions. Avoid eye strains specially for those whose work demand for looking at computer for long time. Blink more to avoid dry eyes. Practice 20–20–20 exercise in the routine of taking a break 20 seconds for every 20 minute to look at something at 20 meter way.Take a break from your computer for minimum 15 minutes for every 2 hours once.



5. Quit Smoking

Smoking has long been known to cause heart disease and lung cancer;  however many people don't realize that smoking can lead to vision loss.  Studies show smoking increases the risk of age-related macular  degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and Dry Eye  Syndrome.

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    • One way to reduce the risk of developing AMD is by NOT smoking.  Smokers are three to four times more likely to develop AMD than  nonsmokers. Nonsmokers living with smokers almost double their risk of  developing AMD.
  • Cataract
    • Heavy smokers (15 cigarettes/day or more) have up to three times the risk of cataract as nonsmokers.
  • Glaucoma
    • There is a strong link between smoking and high blood pressure,  cataracts and diabetes all of which are risk factors for glaucoma.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Smoking can increase your chances of getting diabetes. It can also  make managing diabetes more difficult for those who already have it.  Complications of diabetes made worse by smoking include retinopathy,  heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage,  foot problems and many others.
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
    • Dry Eye Syndrome is more than twice as likely to impact smokers as non-smokers.