Saturday, April 24, 2010
Essential Eye Care
Your eyes are one of the most delicate parts of your body and they need extra special care. We sit staring at computer screens for hours and as a result our eyes suffer tremendous strain. Here are a few simple and low cost measures you can implement to protect your eyes.
Exercise Your Eyes Regularly
Make a conscious effort to blink your eyes rapidly in quick succession. When we stare at a computer screen, we "forget" to blink which causes unnecessary strain on our eyes.
You can also close your eyes and roll your eyeballs clockwise as well as anticlockwise. This exercises the optic nerve which strengthens your eyes.
Cup your palms around your eyes so that you can see "velvet". This rests your eyes and helps them to relax.
Provide Relief to Your Eyes
Look away from the computer screen and focus on objects that are far away. This will help you focus better and it provides visual relief to your eyes.
"Water" your Eyes
Splashing water on your eyes relaxes them and also helps cleanse your eyes of dust and accumulated gunk.
Looking after your eye sight
Contact lens vs. glaucoma
Eye disease: causes, symptoms and treatment
Don't forget to drink plenty of water as this helps to flush away toxins. It also helps reduce under eye puffiness, especially if you work in an air conditioned environment.
Take "Tea Breaks"
Don't throw away your tea bags after you use them. Put them in the refrigerator for a few hours and apply the cold tea bags to your eyes. This helps soothe your eyes and it also helps reduce fatigue and puffiness.
The best vitamins for maintaining sharp vision are Vitamins A, C and E. You can get them from fruit and vegetables like:
- Citrus fruit and other fresh fruit
- Spinach and other types of green leafy vegetables
You can also consider eating poultry as well as butter, milk, cream and other dairy products. Avoid using inferior quality make up and make sure you get adequate rest every day.
While you cannot reverse the damage you have already done to your eyes, these tips might help prevent further injury and vision loss.