Protecting A Pair Of Healthy Eyes
Your eyes may be smaller compared to the rest of the organs in your body but our entire lives depend on them. These two organs give us ease in moving from one place to another and allow us to enjoy beautiful sights. Losing our sight means missing half of our lives as well. Let’s look at some of the basic things we can do to constantly keep our visions clear.
Just like the rest of our bodily organs, our eyes need essential nutrients from foods in order to stay healthy. Get as much vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids as you can from fresh fruits and vegetables such as carrots, squash and spinach. Eating fish regularly can also help you keep your eyes moisturized for better vision.
Remember to bring along with you our umbrella every time you go out into the open. Along with it, wear sunglasses, a cap or a large hat. These protective gears will guard your eyes against the harmful UV rays from the sun.
Wearing a goggle is necessary when swimming in the pool or the ocean. It will protect your eyes from chlorine and other harmful substances that might be present in the water. Goggles are also helpful when working in a woodwork shop. Wear one every time to prevent dust and tiny wooden debris from getting inside your eyes.
The glare from your television and computer monitor can prove harmful to the eyes especially if you have an existing eye disorder. To avoid eye strain, don’t spend too much time watching TV or using the computer. If you can’t avoid it, at least pause from what you are doing every half an hour to focus your eyes on other objects.
Don’t forget to exercise. Light exercises such as walking have been found to reduce the risk for glaucoma. A study was also conducted among glaucoma patients and those who walked at least 15 minutes a day for one week were able to stop taking medications.
These tips may seem simple but they are nonetheless effective in maintaining a healthy vision. Turn these tips into a habit and you will surely sing with the three blind mice in the Shrek movie “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone!