5 Ways you can take care of your eyes

Written by July 17, 2018 16:21

New Delhi: Eyesight is something that one must never avoid,  the best way to have a healthy eye is by being proactive because if you want until you find a problem it is often too late.

Eye problems can be easily prevented if you practice essential eye care habits every day.

Listed below are five ways you can begin taking better care of your eyes:

Regular Eye check-up

The best way to protect your eyes is to proactively take care of them by scheduling yearly check-ups. One must take it for granted and must fix an appointment before its too late.

And if you have health issues like diabetes you may need to schedule more frequent visits.

Wear protective eyewear

Exposure to sunlight and UV rays is not only bad for your skin it is bad for your eyes as well. By wearing UV protective sunglasses when you spend time outside you will reduce your risk for developing certain vision impairments. If wearing them is not up to your alley, UV-protected eyeglasses or contact lenses will do. Putting on caps, visors and hats are also advisable.

Don’t smoke

Smoking can also damage the optic nerves, which can have adverse effects on your vision overtime. Numerous studies have shown that smokers are at greater risk of developing cataracts and other vision problems. So smoking not only harmful for lungs but also for your eyesight.

Avoid rubbing your eyes

One must avoid rubbing your hands to your eyes to prevent infection and irritation. The hands are exposed to a lot of dirt, dust and bacteria, and all of these can be easily transferred to your peepers each time you touch or rub them.

Observe the 20-20-20 rule

If you want to keep your eyes in great shape, you should adhere to the 20-20-20 rule, which states that:

# Every 20 minutes, look away from your computer monitor and fix your gaze on an object that’s 20 feet away from you.

# Blink 20 successive times to prevent eye dryness.

# Every 20 minutes, get out of your seat and take 20 steps. This is not just good for your vision, but also promotes proper posture and blood circulation throughout the body. Yes, it keeps you from being sedentary too.