Tips For Healthy Eyes
The human eye is the sense organ responsible for receiving visual signals and light. It allows for clear vision and the ability to differentiate between colors. Although the eye is small in size, it is a complex organ consisting of various parts that work together to make it function perfectly.
Some parts of the eye include: the pupil, the iris, the retina, optic nerve, sclera, etc
Examples of diseases that can affect the eyes are:
- Red Eyes/ Bloodshot Eyes
- Night blindness
- Amblyopia/ Lazy eyes
- Cross eyes
- Excess Tearing
- Short Sightedness
- Light sensitivity etc.
10 Tips on how to care for the human eye
- The gateway to having a healthy body is by eating healthy meals: A Balanced meal not only provides adequate nutrients needed for the body but also develops the body’s immune system against diseases. So to keep your eyes healthy, consider eating a balanced meal regularly.
- Exercise Regularly: Exercise may help the body fight against diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol level. These illnesses can affect the eyes and lead to bad vision. Exercise also improves blood circulation in the body which increases oxygen levels and aid the removal of toxins.
- Avoid smoking: Smoking increases your chances of developing age-related eye problems example cataracts.
- Wear protective eyewear: To prevent eye injuries,you need eye protection when playing certain sports, working in jobs such as factory work and construction, and doing repairs or working in front of a computer.
- Get anti-glare glasses
- Keep your hands clean especially if you are a regular contact lens wearer: This will help prevent germs from entering the eyes and causing injuries or infection to the eyes.
- Reduce your screen time: blue light from gadgets may also damage your eyes. Reducing screen time and following the 20-20-20 rule will help reduce the strain in your eyes. What’s the 20-20-20 rule? It simply states that for every 20 mins you stare at the screen,you look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
- Know your family history
- Go for a regular eye test and check up
- Give your eyes a break, you could do this by having enough sleep regularly.