5 Quick Tips for Eye Care
Today our eyes are heavily strained in carrying out everyday activities. We always use our smartphones and laptops. The LED screen do not emit harmful rays like CRT monitors (used in old days) but we look at those screens for a long time. That affect our eyes. The bright sun light also affect our eyes slowly which we often ignore. Many times while reading, we do not use proper light and we strain our eyes trying to read the words in dim light.
In several ways and without our awareness, we insults our eyes. This insult when done for long time (may be for years), may have significant negative on eye health.
Here are some quick tips for your eyes
Proper Nutrition for Eyes
This comes the first. The nutrition is the most important factor for maintaining eye health. But you should understand that I am not talking about nutrition in general. The eyes need some particular nutrition, that should be consumed in order to maintain the health of the eyes. Omega-3 fatty acids are good for eye health. Apart from this, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and zinc are good for maintaining eye health. This will also help you to prevent age related vision problems like cataract. Undoubtedly, vitamin A must be taken. For all these, you should regularly include eggs, carrots, beans, orange, broccoli and citrus fruits.
Proper amount of sleep is Necessary
There is necessity of rest for everyone including eyes. Actually, the muscles that are present inside eyes get fatigue. Because all the day you focus on nearer objects and faraway objects. You do these uncountable number of times. When you look at faraway object and then nearer object then the muscles inside the eyes contract. And when you see nearer object and then faraway object, then those relaxes. So, these contraction and relaxation goes on and on for the whole day. Thus, the muscles need to be given rest. Therefore, sleep is needed. Usually 7 to 8 hours sleep in one day is optimum.
Give your eyes rest in between your work
If you work in computer or you have to stare at books for a long time, this point is for you. Remember one simple rule. After every 20 minutes, look at 20 feet for 20 seconds. This will not strain your eyes, even if you work for 8 to 10 hours in front of the computer. The problem with this method is that you may forget to do accordingly and every 20 minutes. If not 20 minutes, you can do this around 20 to 30 minutes. But strictly maintain munimum 20 seconds part. Because the eyes takes minimum 20 seconds to relax.
Maintain Eye Hygiene
This is very important preventive point. You must wash your eyes every day in the morning after waking up from the sleep. Wash very carefully and completely. Always wash with clean cool water. Do not use hot water as it damage the eyes and not even with too cold water. Remember not to touch or rub the eyes with hand any time. Your hand may contain too much germs which may infect your eyes. Try to wash your eyes with clean hands for 3 to 5 times a day. It will also prevent the dryness of the eyes.
Some more tips
The brightness of the light is very important, specially when it comes to reading. Do not read books in dim light. Always keep the book in optimum distance and the light must be dim and also must not be too bright. Do not keep light source nearer to you. The light should come from above.
You should also go for eye check up regularly. Every six months, you should go for a check up and to get aware of your eye power.
Try to lose weight as the obesity can affect your eyes in the long run. [Read How to lose weight easily]
While using smartphones or laptops, you should adjust the brightness according to the brightness of the environment. If you use in dark room, the brightness of the smartphone or laptop should be adjusted to minimum possible.