3 Easy ways to ensure eye health

Sat Apr 17 2021

Eye health can be affected by various factors – and many of these factors are in your control! By taking a few simple precautions, you can make sure that your eyes and vision are both perfect. It’s time to learn about some eye health tips, food items you should eat, and supplements that can help you maintain good eye health. 

3 Eye health tips that you should definitely follow!

Eat healthy foods!

As is the case with the rest of your body, good eye health can be ensured by eating healthy food items. Age-related eye problems, such as cataract and macular degeneration, can be prevented if you include more zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin E, and lutein in your diet. Don’t worry – you don’t need to hit the books and study nutritional science to know how to increase your nutrient intake! Just add the following foods to your diet:

  • Leafy green vegetables (such as spinach, collards and kale)
  • Oysters
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Citrus fruits like oranges and lemons

Another huge reason why maintaining a healthy diet can help ensure better eye health is because it can help prevent Type 2 diabetes. Confused? One of the complications of type 2 diabetes is macular degeneration and blindness. Thus, eating well ensures good eye health in the long run. 

In a similar vein, taking vitamins (or supplements) can also help significantly, especially if you feel that you cannot always include the food items mentioned above in your diet. Supplements for Vitamin B1, Zinc, zeaxanthin, lutein, vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids can help you ensure better health.

Take breaks from work!

With working from home being the norm, most working professionals have to deal with longer working hours. This means you spend more time in front of the laptop. Laptop or computer screens can have an adverse effect on your eyes, causing:

  • Eye strain
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble focusing on objects that are far away

Now you can’t really stop working, but you can certainly take more breaks to take care of your eyes. If your eyes have been feeling strained lately, you should try using eye drops to reduce the strain and dryness. However, if that does not help, you should get in touch with your nearest eye care hospital. 

Another helpful eye health tip is that you should position your laptop in a way that keeps the top of the screen at your eye level. This is to make sure that you are looking down at the screen rather than straight at it. It should help reduce the overall strain and resulting dryness.

Stop Smoking!

You’ve probably heard people tell you that smoking is bad for your lungs. But, did you know that it’s also bad for your eyes? Smoking can lead to many eye-related problems such as:

  • Damaged optic nerves
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration 

Speaking to professionals who can help you quit smoking is an excellent idea if you have tried quitting in the past and could not. You can also use nicotine chewing gum for a short while to speed up the quitting process.

Why Centre for Sight?

At Centre for Sight, we see over 6,50,000 patients annually and understand what it takes to prevent eye health problems before it is too late. This is what makes us a leading eye care hospital. Our expert doctors can help you identify ways to improve your eyesight, suggest supplements or foods to include in your diet, and even recommend eye-related exercisesthat you can try to improve your overall eye health. In case you’ve been suffering from any eye problems lately, do not hesitate to get in touch with any of our clinics located across India.

Article: 3 Easy ways to ensure eye health
Author: CFS Editorial Team   |   Apr 17 2021 | UPDATED 04:00 IST

*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.

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