Ways to Take Care of your EyesBy Sanya Bajaj - 10 September 2019
We all know that it is important to take care of our body but besides this, it is also necessary to focus on other parts, especially the eyes as they are the most sensitive among all. While not all eye diseases can be prevented but there are simple steps that everyone can take to help their eyes remain healthy.
This is one of the most common habits that many people have. Our hands are exposed to a lot of dust and dirt which can lead to infection and irritation so don’t rub or touch your eyes frequently instead use a soft clean napkin to do it because this will keep you eye away from germs and bacteria.
Protect your eyes from the sun
Eye contact with sunlight and UV rays increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration and can also cause cornea sunburn or photokeratitis. To avoid these problems just start wearing sunglasses or go for a UV-protected contact lenses.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
It is also important to take sufficient fluids for the eyes as keeping yourself hydrated will not result in unnecessary dryness and irritability.
People who smoke are at the high risk of getting cataract and age-related macular degeneration. It can also damage the optic nerves which have a severe effect on your vision.
Use Right Makeup on Eyes
If you like doing Makeup on your eyes then make sure they are of good quality. Poor products can harm your eyes and results in infection. Be it an eye shadow, liner or mascara, don’t forget to remove it from a cleanser before you sleep.
If you have eye strain working on computers or doing close work, you can follow the 20-20-20 rule: Look up from your work every 20 minutes at an object 20 feet away for twenty seconds.
Food plays a major role in maintaining your eyesight and keeping you away from other infections so take a lot of vitamins and green leafy vegetables in your diet. According to a research, it is also proved that people who take higher levels of vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are less likely to develop early and advanced AMD.