Article: Eye Care Tips And Advice

Wear sunglasses

Most of us know the damaging effects the sun’s UV rays can have on our skin, but there seems to be less knowledge or urgency about the potential damage ultra-violet rays can have on our eyes.

Exposing the eyes to the sun’s damaging rays can not only accelerate the degeneration of our most delicate organ but can also cause cataracts. It is therefore important that if you are spending a period of time in bright sunlight, you wear sunglasses to help protect your eyes.

Have regular eye examinations

Health professionals widely advice that from the age of approximately 40, we have regular eye examinations so that an eye doctor can check for signs of retinal damage and glaucoma. It is especially important that you have regular eye tests if you are living with a certain illness or disorder, such as diabetes, as certain medical conditions can increase the risk of eye problems.

Take a multivitamin

It has been medically proven that vitamins A, C and E, as well as zinc can help maintain good eye health. It is therefore advisable that on top of eating a well-balanced diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables, that you take a multivitamin.

Cleanse your eyes

You wouldn’t leave the pores on your skin clogged up with dust and grime and you shouldn’t do the same with your eyes. It is important that you cleanse your eyes regularly with either a gentle eye wash or just cold water. Splashing your eyes with an eye wash or water will wash away any dust or pollutants that have built up in your eyes. This will not only leave your eyes feeling more refreshed, but can also help prevent certain conditions such as styes or watery eyes from occurring.

Get enough sleep

Quality sleep brings a multitude of benefits to our health and wellbeing, including ensuring our eyes are not over tired or strained. If you get a decent night’s sleep, your eyes, like the rest of your body, will feel refreshed and ready to take on the many challenges the day may bring.


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