Ways You Can Take Better Care of Your Eyesight

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Ways You Can Take Better Care of Your Eyesight

Young people spend so much time looking at their smartphones and laptops they don’t realize what effect this could have on their eyesight in the future. Eyesight problems are no longer isolated to the aging population. You will see kids as young as five years old wearing glasses. We spend so much time in front of screens that the light they emit affects our vision. Some of the most common problems are blurred vision, floaters, halos, and blind spots. There are ways you can take better care of your and your kid’s eyesight.

Unless you want to wear visual impairment aids in the future, you should have your eyes checked regularly. Don’t wait it out. If you notice that you can’t see as clearly as before, go to the eye specialist and have them check what’s wrong with your vision. So many people could have prevented forms of blindness and visual impairment if only they had gone to the doctor earlier.

Do you know that you can prevent poor eyesight? Yes, even for those who have a medical condition or a family history of eye problems. With the right diet, exercise, and medication, you can be well over your 60s and not need glasses.

Healthy Diet

Good eyesight requires omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C and E, and zinc. You can get these from eating green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach regularly. You should also eat salmon, tuna, and other oily fish. Eggs, pork, oysters, and citrus fruits are also good food for vision-related problems.

Protective Eyewear

Do you know that many eye injuries happen because of freak accidents? You could be doing household chores one minute and the next thing you know, you’re in the emergency room because you have poked your eyes accidentally. If you’re working in a hazardous environment or with certain types of equipment, make sure that you wear protective devices such as safety glasses, goggles, face masks and shields, and helmets. Regular eyeglasses cannot protect your eyes from hazards.

Sunglasses

Wearing sunglasses can reduce the exposure to UV light, which increases a person’s risk of cataracts, eye cancer, and growths on the eyes. Farmers, fishers, surfers, and skiers are the people most at risk of contracting¬†vision-related problems because they spend so much time outdoors and under the sun.

When choosing which sunglasses to wear, make sure to buy a pair with adequate UV protection. If you’re not into wearing sunglasses, you can also use a wide-brimmed hat to cover your eyes from UV rays. Also, remember that UV rays are present all year round, even during winter.

Smoking

Among many other health problems, smoking also brings you closer to developing cataracts and macular degeneration. You should seek help on how to quit smoking. It’s a process that takes time, sometimes years. You should seek professional help if you want to stop the nicotine addiction.

Computer Screen

If you work before the computer all day long, you’ll find that eye strain is going to be a common problem for you. But in the long run, this can lead to more eyesight problems. You’ll know that your eyes are tired because of blurred vision, trouble with focusing, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain. Make sure that you’re wearing the prescribed glasses or contact lenses for looking at a computer screen.

The moment you experience symptoms such as blurred vision seek medical help immediately. There are a lot of ways to prevent the loss of eyesight, but you need to be proactive in seeking them. Having bad eyesight is one thing, but losing your vision because you have been careless is another.

Hannah Murray

Hannah is a freelance travel and fashion writer who prides herself in finding the perfect tours and operators to make your journey as authentic and memorable as possible.

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