Eye Health – Keep an Eye on It

Everyone is becoming more health conscious by engaging in exercise and proper nutrition. But one area that we often lack motivation is caring for our eyes. Our eyes are one of the most important sensory organs we depend on our eyes to see the world. So we must ensure they are properly maintained and protected against disease. Here are some tips to help keep your eyes healthy.

Prevent straining your eyes.
Computers have taken over the world. Some people are spending up to eight hours or more a day in front of a computer either at work, or playing video games. But what steps do we take to secure and strengthen our eyes. The strain upon our eyes subtly creeps up and it can become difficult to read the small print. Regular eye test should be a part of our overall plan to keep our eyes in focus.

Wear Sun Glasses.
Outdoor activities during hot days is something everyone enjoys but the problem is we do not always think about the damage the suns UV rays have on our eyes. The use of sunglasses can help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Make sure that your sunglasses that have 100% UV protection.

Vitamins
Take Vitamin A supplements or foods high in vitamin A such as fruits or vegetables which can help greatly in the prevention of eye disease. Or maybe you could make a fresh fruit or vegetable juice to make it a bit more enjoyable.

Quit Smoking
Anyone now who still smokes does so knowing full well that it kill you but also smoking is directly related to loss of vision. Cataracts and macular degeneration are two main diseases caused by smoking.

Keep Active and have a healthy diet.
Exercising Eating lots fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods, will decrease your risk of developing eye disease. Exercise improves the circulation strengthens your overall health and if your body is healthy than your eyes will be to.

As we discover new ways to improve our overall health, eye health is just as important and should not be forgotten.If you ever find yourself squinting or experience blurry vision make an appointment with your ophthalmologist. Early diagnosis and treatment will improve your chances greatly.