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5 Ways To Protect Your Eyes And Maintain Good Vision

The eye is an important sensory organ that needs to be taken proper care of as life would be incomplete without sight.

We all need our eyes to see, carry out our daily tasks, to live, and to survive. Because the usefulness of the eyes can not be overemphasized, we will be dealing with ways by which you can protect your eyes and maintain good sight for as long as possible.

Millions of individuals around the world experience eye problems each year. Some eye issues result in permanent vision loss or blindness, while others can be corrected with contact lenses or glasses.

So in this article, I have carefully listed out some very simple yet necessary vision boosting tips that if put into practice, will make you get from our sight even into your golden years.

1. Eat vision-healthy foods:

It is very important to eat food that will boost your way to healthy vision. You often hear that eating carrots benefit the eyes. This is absolutely correct and also there are plenty of other foods that are important for good eyesight, too.

Fruits and vegetables have been shown to promote eye health. Fruits and veggies such as collard greens, kale, and spinach — contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are antioxidants that help to prevent the formation of cataracts.

2. Maintain a good body weight:

Being overweight or obese puts you at a higher risk of developing very dangerous health conditions such as diabetes or other systemic disorders, which can lead to vision loss. You can start controlling your weight by eating a healthful diet and exercising regularly to prevent vision complications.

3. Wear sunglasses when it's sunny:

Wearing pair of sunglasses could be a trendy fashion accessory, but it is more than that with special regards to its usefulness for the protection of your eyes. One of the most important roles of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from the ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun. When making your choice for sunglasses, never opt for style over safety. Look for shades that block 99–100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation, and always buy from a reputable source.

4. Do a regular eye test:

The best thing you can do to look after your sight is to go for a regular eye check-up or test. Your vision may appear to be healthy, but there is no way to be 100 percent sure unless a trained professional observe your eyes. Not only does an eye test determine whether or not you need glasses, but it can also spot eye conditions that can be treated effectively if detected early enough.

5. Rest your eyes regularly

If you work all day at a computer screen, you may forget to blink often and end up with fatigued eyes by the end of the day. Here is what you should do; for every 20 minutes that you spend staring at a screen, look at something else that is around 20 feet in front of you for about 20 seconds to reduce eye strain.

If you need to wear glasses as part of your job, get into the habit of wearing the appropriate gear at all times while at work to keep your eyes in good shape and prevent damage or eye strain.

Source: Medical News Today

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