A person's eyesight is just one aspect of their health that can be negatively impacted by bad behaviors. Webmd reports that there are a few practices that we engage in regularly that could be negatively affecting our eyesight even if we are unaware of it. Some potentially blinding habits you may be engaging in right now include:
With the proliferation of computers, cellphones, and other electronic gadgets, it has become commonplace for people to spend a significant portion of each day glued to a screen. As a result, you may get "computer vision syndrome," which includes symptoms like dry eyes, headaches, and fatigue from your eyes. The 20-20-20 rule recommends taking a 20-second break every 20 minutes to stare at something 20 feet away, as well as blinking frequently and taking breaks every 20 minutes from screen use.
According to healthline With no sunglasses on: Sunglasses shield your eyes from UV rays, so they're more than just a nice addition to your outfit. Cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases can develop if you don't protect your eyes with sunglasses. Wear sunglasses that block out 99% or more of UVA and UVB rays all year round, not just in the summer.
Insufficient sleep is harmful to everyone's health, including our eyes. Eyes that are red, puffy, and dry can be a symptom of sleep deprivation, as can an increased risk of developing glaucoma and cataracts. Maintaining healthy eyes requires a regular schedule of sleep, ideally between 7 and 9 hours per night.
Poor diet: Diet has a significant impact on our health in general, including our eyesight. While a diet heavy in processed and sugary foods is associated with an increased risk of acquiring eye disorders including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, a diet heavy in fruits, vegetables, and fatty acids can help preserve excellent eye health.
Failure to use safety glasses when using power tools, participating in sports, or engaging in any activity where there is a risk of eye injury. Among these are helmet visors, goggles, and safety glasses. Serious eye damage and even permanent vision loss might occur if you don't wear protective eyewear.
Avoiding annual eye exams. Even if you have perfect vision, it is still important to have your eyes examined every year. Examining one's eyes regularly can help avoid vision loss from illnesses like glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration by catching them in their earliest stages. An eye checkup is recommended every one to two years for most individuals, although more regular tests may be necessary for children and those with certain risk factors (such as a family history of eye disorders).
Smoking is harmful to your health in general, including your eyesight. Cataracts, AMD, and other eye diseases are more likely to manifest themselves among smokers. It can also cause vision loss due to dry eyes and decreased blood flow to the eyes. The most beneficial action you can take for your eyes is to give up smoking.
Keeping your eyes healthy and protecting your vision can be aided by becoming aware of these harmful routines and making an effort to alter them. Sunglasses, adequate rest, a balanced diet, protective eyewear, frequent eye exams, and giving up tobacco use are all important measures to take to preserve eye health and avoid vision loss.
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