It’s an understatement to say that your eyes are extremely important to daily life. But are you taking steps to take care of them?
In this article, we listed quick tips to give your eyes the TLC they need. Hopefully, this helps you adjust your lifestyle to make sure you’re always seeing your best.
1. Eat healthy food rich in lutein, vitamins C and E, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.
It’s time to load up on green leafy vegetables, seafood, eggs, nuts, beans, and citrus fruits! The nutrients in these foods may help prevent vision problems that usually arise with age such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Good thing Calgary doesn’t make it hard with plenty of vegan restaurants, health food stores, and options to get groceries and fruits delivered. So make sure to include food that’s good for your eyes in your shopping lists and meal plans.
If you’re not sure how to incorporate these foods into your diet, you can consult with a nutritionist.
2. Keep an active lifestyle.
Working out regularly can help decrease your chances of getting diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. All of these conditions can lead to eye problems.
How about for those who struggle keeping an active lifestyle? Our advice is to start with baby steps.
You can start small with home workouts. You can buy some quality fitness gear at these retailers.
3. If you smoke, it’s best to quit.
Aside from being terrible to your lungs, smoking can increase your risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration as well. It can also really damage your optic nerve.
If you want to quit but don’t know how, you can consult with a physician from a good clinic who can help you stop smoking through a treatment plan. Some people also swear by hypnotherapy, but it may not be for everyone, so assess your preferences.
4. Use eyewear to keep your eyes safe.
If your work involves you using airborne materials, make sure to wear protective goggles. At the same time, if you play sports like hockey or lacrosse, don’t forget to wear eye protection like sports goggles or protective masks.
5. Limit your screen time.
If you spend a long time in front of a computer or your phone, try to cut back on your screen time. Extended exposure to your screen can cause eye strain and dry eyes.
Consult with an optometrist to make sure your contacts or glasses prescription is updated. You can also try to move your screen in a way that your eyes are situated at the top of your monitor.
So choose a good chair to work in. We also advise you to take frequent breaks from your screen.
You can practice the 20-20-20 rule where you look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes of working.
That concludes our tips for taking care of your eyes. We hope we were able to help you reflect on your habits and help you adjust your lifestyle to ensure your eyes get the best care.
Did we miss out on any tips for eye care? Let us know in the comments below.
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