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6 Easy-to-Follow Tips for Healthy Eyes

Eyes are one of the most ignored organs when it comes to health. Here are some really useful tips to help you take better care of them.
Hemlata Siju Jun 24, 2019

1. Adopt the 20-20-20 Rule

For every 20 minutes spent on the screen, try to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds - the greener the view, the better. This provides required relaxation to the eyes at regular intervals.

2. Take Care of Your Lenses

  • Clean the lenses regularly with a good quality cleaning formula.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses while sleeping.
  • Keep a check on the expiry date and replace your lenses as prescribed.

3. Maintain a Healthy Diet

  • Include Vitamin A and Carotene rich food in your regular diet. eg.carrot, spinach, sweet potato etc.
  • If non-vegetarian, have fish twice a week. It is a rich resource of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Consume adequate water to keep your eyes moist and hydrated.

4. Eye Wear for Protection

  • Wear your sunglasses when out in sun to protect your eyes against UV rays.
  • Guard your eyes with safety wear in swimming pool.
  • Use spectacles with anti-glare coating to combat the harm from computer screen exposure.

5. Exercise for Eyes

Incorporate simple eye exercises like palming, blinking and massaging in your daily routine. This helps prevent fatigue and tiredness of the eyes. Also remember, not to compromise on the 8 hours of sleep.

6. Regular Eye Check-up

A detailed eye examination every two years by a certified doctor is highly desirable. It will not only help you detect any signs of eye problems but also help to take timely remedial actions.
Aren't these steps easy to follow? Imbibing them in your daily routine is sure to result in the improvement of your eye-health.

As they say, Prevention is better than cure!