Our eyesight is particularly important. It is one of the most important senses from which 80% of
what we perceive comes through. Paying attention and protecting your eyes will help reduce
the odds of blindness and vision loss while also staying on top of any developing eye diseases
such as cataracts and glaucoma. Here are some tips to help you take better care of your eyes:
Enrich your diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna can also help your eyes.
Being overweight or having obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes. Having diabetes puts you at higher risk of getting diabetic or glaucoma.
Exercise may help to prevent or control diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. These diseases can lead to some eye or vision problems. So, if you exercise regularly, you can lower your risk of getting these eye and vision problems.
When playing certain sports or working in jobs such as factory work or construction, you would need to wear protective eyewear to prevent eye injuries.
Smoking increases the risk of developing age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts and can damage the optic nerve.
Take steps to prevent eye infections if you wear contacts. Wash your hands well before you put in or take out your contact lenses. Also, follow the instructions on how to thoroughly clean them and replace them when needed.
You can forget to blink if you spend a lot of time using a computer. To reduce eyestrain, try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. Give your eyes a rest.
Maintain your sight - Simple tips