Mind your Eye

Mind_your_EyeSpend hours and hours staring intently at your computer screen? Feeling the strain on your eyes? Or starting to get blur vision? It's never too late to start taking care of your peepers and avoid eye conditions such as cataracts and even glaucoma.

Regular Checks

Meeting your optometrist regularly – at least once every two years – could help you pick up warning signs of eye problems, especially if you have a family history of eye illness or you have had eye injuries before.

Eat Right

Your mother was right to say that eating fish and drinking milk is good for you – though they might not necessarily have meant them for nourishing the eyes. According to research, women who ate fatty fish such as salmon and tuna were less likely to suffer the eye problem of age-related macular degeneration as the fatty acids prevent chronic inflammation. Milk, or dairy products, is also a good source of vitamin D, which reduces the risk of the same eye problem by more than half.

Quality Products

Instead of going for fashionable eyewear, opt for quality ones that actually reduce glare and block out the UVA and UVB rays. Always purchase lenses from an authorised optician who will also recommend you the right type and colour of lenses for whatever activity you are going for.  And if you are wearing contacts, do not scrimp on the lens solution or be lazy with the washing of your lens case – for it means taking a risk of contacting an eye infection.

Be Aware

Dry, bloodshot or lazy eyes are signs that something is wrong. This is often due to insufficient blinking as we stare at screens, be it our phone, the monitor at work or the television at home. This may eventually lead to the inflammation and damage of your cornea so be sure to rest your eyes on some greenery once in awhile or peel them off the screen.

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