Care Tips For Healthy Eyes
In making your eyes healthy, and yes, your whole body, too, the food you take in is an important factor. Eating a well-balanced and healthy diet promotes many benefits. In relation to eye care, food rich in Vitamins C and E, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and zinc are great help to keep age-related symptoms from occurring and too soon. Likewise, eating well and healthy promotes desirable weight. Take note, obesity increases the risk of having diabetes which is a pre-cursor to getting glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy. So, good, regular exercise is also necessary and vital. It would help prevent and/or control diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Another important thing for eye care is to ensure that your eyes are safe and well-protected from natural, and otherwise, sources. Wear sunshades when going out under the sun. Sunglasses that feature 99-100% protection from UV rays are ideal. Also, if you are working or you know that you are going to do something that might hurt your eyes, then use protective gear, as needed, like safety glasses, protective goggles, and even face masks.
Lastly, know your risk factors. Learn about your family’s medical history, for instance. There are some eye ailments that are hereditary so you may need to address such. As we get older, age-related eye conditions will occur so do preventive measures as necessary. Rest your eyes as often as you can and use eye drops to address dryness, irritation, and strain from your daily activities.