Monday, 29 July 2013

Maintaining Good Eyesight

Don't take your eye health for granted. Protect your eyesight with these tips :

Eat for good vision - the eyesight can be protected with the type of food on your plate. Studies have it that Omega 3- fatty acids, Lutein, Zinc and Vit. C and E may help to ward off age related vision problem like ; Mascular Degeneration and Cataracts.

Quit smoking - smoking makes it more likely to get Cataracts, Optic nerve damage, and Mascular degeneration.

Wear sunglasses - the right kind of glasses will help protect your eyes from the sun's ultra violent (UV) rays. Choose sunglasses that block 99% - 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Wrap around lenses help protect eyes from the side while polarized lenses reduce glare .

Look away from the computer - starting a computer screen can cause eye strain, blurry vision, difficulty focusing at a distance, dry eyes, headaches, weak back and shoulder pain.

  • Make sure your glasses or contact lens prescription is up-to-date and adequate for computer use.  
  • Position your computer, so that your eyes are level with the top of the monitor.
  • Avoid glare at your computer from windows and light.
  • Use anti-glare screen if possible.
  • If your eyes are dry, blink more.
  • Every 20minutes, rest the eyes  by looking down 20feet away for 20seconds.
  • At least every 2hours, get up and take a 15minutes break.

                      ... stay healthy ...