All You Need To Know About Eye Health

April 01, 2022

All You Need To Know About Eye Health

5 things you didn’t know about your eye health

Eyes are our window to the world and in today’s digital world, eyes are often overused, tired and not cared for as they should be. With screen time increasing by the day, a study by Data Reportal says, an average person spends 7 hours a day looking at a screen. This comes with a myriad of problems, most of which surprisingly, can be resolved with small lifestyle changes. Here are our top, easy suggestions to take care of your eyes and keep them sparkly.

Eat right- Carrots and dark leafy green are your eyes' best friends 

We grew up with our mom’s saying,” Carrots are good for your eyes”. Well, they are. And so are green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale that are rich in Vitamin A, D and C and reduce the risk of long term eye diseases.

Digital devices aren’t bad for your eyes

While using digital devices don’t directly harm your eyes, improper use, prolonged hours without a break, and glares can be detrimental to your vision. The key to healthy use of digital devices is optimal distance, timed breaks and controlled brightness when using your gadgets.

Resting your eyes is important 

A major issue faced by techies today is dry eyes. When eyes aren’t lubricated, they tend to strain and cause irritation. Peering at digital devices reduces the number of times we blink. So next time you're working, try the 20-20-20 rule for the eyes. The trick is after 20 minutes of screen time, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Style, but also Protection-Protect your eyes in the sun with sunglasses

Sunglasses for the eyes are equivalent to sunscreen for the skin. Whether it’s your daily commute to work or workout by the beach, don’t ditch your shades. Prolonged exposure of your eyes to the harsh sun can accelerate your chances of getting cataracts, growths on the eye and even cancer.

Don’t skip on routine eye checkups

If you already have vision problems, do not skip your routine checkups. In case you notice eye strain or loss of clarity, be sure to consult your ophthalmologist. For those who have no problems with their vision, it's recommended that you have a checkup by age 40 as it’s the time when most eye problems start showing.
Which of these eye mistakes are you guilty of committing? It’s 2022, we are all going through a great change. Here’s a reminder to take care of your precious eyes.

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