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HOW TO KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY?

Updated on September 25, 2017

In order to maintain a quality life, it is important to maintain a healthy eyesight. Integrate eye health as part of regular health check-up. Having a complete eye exam is the best thing to do in order to maintain your eyes always healthy. Many people experienced different eye problems every year. Such as eye strain and permanent vision damage, however there are some that can be treated using contact lenses and glasses.

Today eye wears can be used to enhance and improve visual sharpness, protection against ultraviolet rays and as a fashion accessories.

Due to extensive trend of using glasses, many people uses glasses without prescription to make them look good or as a fashion statement. If you are looking for a prescription glasses that can be used as fashion accessories. Worry no more because hipster glasses is the solution.

However, there are eye centers who offer prescription glasses that can be used as an accessory one example of this is hipster glasses.

Hipster glasses is a type of fashion eye wear that make your personality stand out and can be used to protect the eyes from too much UV rays exposure.

Aside from wearing glasses here are the other guidelines in order to keep your eyes healthy.

  • EATING HEALTHY FOODS

Eat heart-healthy foods that are good for the eyes. These foods can help our eyes to fight light damage. Nutrients like lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, Zinc, Vitamins A, E and C can help you from preventing eye problem like cataracts and macular degeneration.

Examples of heart-healthy foods:

      • Spinach, collards and kale
      • Oily fish such as salmon and tuna
      • Non-meat proteins like Beans, nuts, eggs
      • Citrus juices or fruits
      • Carrots
      • Pork and oysters


  • AVOID SMOKING

As we all know “smoking is dangerous to our health”. When we talk about eye problem, too much smoking can cause uveitis, macular degeneration, cataracts and it can damage optic nerve.

  • MAINTAIN HEALTHY WEIGHT

Being obese or overweight can increase the risk of having a diabetes and other systemic disorders that can cause vision loss like glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

  • IDENTIFY FAMILY'S HEALTH HISTORY

Many unrelated health disorders can affect eye sight. Diabetes and high blood can lessen the blood that flows in the eyes. Immune system conditions in thyroid glands and lungs can also inflame our eyes. Other conditions like aneurysm, cancer and multiple sclerosis.

It is advisable to tell your optician if you experienced any conditions that were mentioned above and also inform the eye doctor if you have a family member that suffered from serious illness or eye problems.

  • DO NOT STAY TOO CLOSE TO THE COMPUTER SCREEN.

Looking at a digital screen would not hurt the eyes instead it makes the eyes feeling dry and tired. When using a computer you must perform the 20/20/20 rule. The rule says that in every 20 mins you should look 20 feet away for about 20 seconds.

Staring in a digital screen for a long period of time can cause:

  • Blurry Vision
  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Back, shoulder and neck pain


  • CONSULT THE OPTICIAN REGULARLY.

Even though you are not wearing eyeglasses, still your eyes should checked regularly. If you are 18-60 years old or wearing contact lenses you must visit an optician twice a year.

There are two types of eye doctors

  • Optometrist. They don’t perform eye surgery. Optometrist go through four years of preparation after college. They treat common eye diseases and give overall eye care.
  • Ophthalmologists. They perform eye surgery. Ophthalmologists treat eye disease and give overall eye care

However these guidelines where not guarantee a perfect eye sight throughout your period. Having your eyes checked regularly and maintaining healthy lifestyle can reduce and prevent the risks of having eye problems.

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