We often take our body for granted along with all of the amazing things it can do, but as we get older, we might start to notice that things are not as spritely as they always have been, or that some creeks and cracks are springing up seemingly out of nowhere! While science and technology have come a long way in helping us stay mobile and able, there are some things it just cannot replace yet, and your eyes are some of them!
Our eyes are the only set we have, so it is crucial to take care of them, but how can you do that, you ask? A great question.
This piece will show you how!
Check Your Diet
We know, it can be yawn-inducing to hear “watch what you eat” for every little thing, and while we will not become a tree if we eat broccoli, the old age saying of “You are what you eat” is true. Different parts of the body need different nutrients and vitamins to thrive, so it makes sense that your eyes will require more specific nutrients over, say, your liver.
To feed your eyes the stuff they need, look for foods high in vitamin A, essential fatty acids, and even a vitamin B supplement to make sure your body is getting everything it needs to help maintain eye health.
Protect Your Eyes
Injury to the eyes can happen both outwardly and inwardly and some can have devastating consequences. It is well known that it is extremely important for us to wear protective eyewear in a variety of jobs, but what about injury inside the eye too? Did you know, the sun can burn your eyes? This is why it is really important to wear sunglasses! Also, blue light, also known as HEV light, can cause a lot of problems, including disturbing your sleeping pattern, eye strain, and damaging your eyes in a similar way to the sun.
It is no secret that smoking can cause a variety of health problems and the eyes do not get to escape the negative effects. Smoking can affect the eyes by proxies, such as contributing to high blood pressure which can affect eye health, to more direct problems such as an increase in age-related diseases of the eyes such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Your family history can be a useful indicator when it comes to your health. For those who have close relatives that have eye issues, it is worth finding out more about it, as some eye diseases are hereditary. Knowing will not prevent it from happening, but it can prepare you and help you make any necessary changes to help improve your lifestyle.
Contact Users – Take Care
All contacts come with a risk warning. Whether you are using daily disposables or prefer ‘monthlies’ as your contact of choice, you still have to be careful when using them. Monthlies do come with more of a health risk as they need to be cleaned properly for every use and no contacts should be used in water. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly to put in your lenses and take them out!