7 Steps to Maintaining Healthy Eyes & Good Vision
Regardless of age or gender, these steps can help you to maintain healthy eyes and severely lower risk of disease or declining vision.
The first recommended step is, Wear Sunglasses. By wearing sunglasses patients block out the UV radiation. UV radiation due to sunlight exposure is a known culprit for both macular degeneration and pterygium.
Step Number two is known as the 20/20/20 Rule. After every 20 minutes of computer or other close work, look beyond 20 feet, for at least 20 seconds. This will relax the eye muscles and prevent a spasm. This will also allow, blinking, spreading tears, and avoiding dryness. Vast majority of Australians use computers. By following this simple step you can help maintain your eyesight.
Step number three: Wash your Eyes. At the end of the day, take a clean cup and fill it with cool water, then begin to wash your eyes with it
Step number four: Do not rub your eyes. This is especially important after any sort of eye procedures.
Step number five: a Vitamin A rich diet. This includes; almonds and yellow fruit and vegetables such as, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and liver (pate). Doing so will help promote quality vision through an individual’s lifetime.
Step number six: Wear Eye Protection. Before participating in yard work, drilling, welding, or other metal work, make sure to wear clear protective glasses. A growing number of on sight job accidents occur due to lack of proper eye ware. Make sure you have adequate protection before partaking in any hazardous, dusty, or intensive activity.
Step number seven: Exercise Regularly. There is nothing quite like getting oxygen to the eye, exercise stimulates all muscles including the eye muscles.
Following these simple tips will help you to maintain healthy eyes, lower the risk of disease, and help prolong quality vision for a lifetime.
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