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6 Things You Can Do to Help Your Family Maintain Healthy Eyes

Don't take your eyes for granted. We all need healthy eyes to live well. As a parent, you should do everything possible to make sure that none of your family members has eye problem or any other related health problems. Take these easy and simple steps to keep your eyes and that of your family healthy.

1. Eat Healthily

The food you eat has a big impact on your eye health. Omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E may help protect against macular degeneration and cataracts as people get older. Fill your plate with the following to get them:

1. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and collards

2. Tuna, salmon, and other oily fish

3. Non-meat protein sources including eggs, almonds, beans, and other legumes.

4. Oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus fruits and juices

5. Pork and oysters

A well-balanced diet also aids in weight maintenance. Obesity and related disorders such as type 2 diabetes, which is the primary cause of blindness in adults, are reduced as a result.

2. Don't Smoke

It increases the risk of cataracts, visual nerve damage, and macular degeneration, among several other medical problems. If you've tried to stop the habit before just to go back into it, don't give up. You're more likely to succeed the more times you try to stop. Consult your doctor for assistance.

3. Don't forget to put on your sunglasses

Your eyes will be protected from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation if you wear the correct sunglasses. Excessive UV exposure increases the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose a pair that protects UVA and UVB radiation by 99 percent to 100 percent. Wraparound lenses provide side protection for your eyes. When polarized lenses minimize glare while driving, they do not always provide additional protection. Some contact lenses provide UV protection if you wear them. Wearing sunglasses as an extra layer is still a good idea.

4. Wear protective eyewear

Wear safety glasses or protective eyewear if you work with dangerous or airborne products at home or at work. Eye injuries can also occur in sports like ice hockey, racquetball, and lacrosse. Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. Eye protection is provided by helmets with safety face masks or sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses.

5. Take your gaze away from the computer screen

Too much time spent staring at a computer or a mobile device screen might lead to:

1. Eyestrain

2. Vision is blurry.

3. Having difficulty focusing at a distance

4. Eyes that are dry

5. Headaches

6. Pain in the neck, back, and shoulders

To keep your eyes safe, 

- Make sure your glasses or contacts prescription is current and suitable for computer use.

- Consult your doctor about computer glasses if your eye discomfort persists.

- Adjust the screen so that your eyes are level with the monitor's top. This allows you to gaze down at the screen significantly.

- Try to keep glare from windows and lights to a minimum. If necessary, use an anti-glare screen.

- Select a chair that is both comfy and supportive. It should be positioned such that your feet are flat on the ground.

- Blink more or use artificial tears if your eyes are dry.

- Every 20 minutes, take a 20-minute break. For 20 seconds, look 20 feet away. Take a 15-minute break every 2 hours at the absolute least.

6. See your eye doctor on a regular basis

Everyone, including youngsters, should have their eyes examined on a regular basis. It aids in the protection of your vision and allows you to see your best. Eye exams can also detect disorders that have no symptoms, such as glaucoma. It's critical to recognize them early, when they're easier to cure. 

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