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To imagine a life without the ability to see all the beauty around us is nothing less than a nightmare. So it’s evident why you need to take good care of your eyes and prevent them from suffering any kind of damage.

Even a slight problem with your vision can be very distressful and might be a cause of concern for many people. PersonalEyes eye doctors recommend people to follow these tips in order to protect their eyes.

1.     Maintain a Healthy Diet

Did you know that your diet is directly related to the health of your eyes?

Not only does a healthy diet keep the body fit, it also maintains the strength of your eyes. To reduce the chances of getting vision problems like cataracts, macular degeneration, or even poor eyesight, take nutrients like vitamins C and E, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids in the form of various foods, fruits, and vegetables.

The food on your plate can comprise of the following items:

  • Oysters
  • Oranges and juices of citrus fruits
  • Beans, nuts, and eggs
  • Tuna, salmon or any oily fish
  • Green leafy vegetables such as collards, kale, and spinach.

You can also gain weight due to an improper diet. This increases the chances of getting obese and type 2 diabetes. A large number of cases of blindness in adults are linked to obesity and diabetes.

2.     Resting Your Eyes

A proper time for resting your eyes can help them to recover from partial damage. While focusing or working on the computer, people often forget to blink.

To prevent eye fatigue, remember to incorporate the 20-20-20 rule in your life. According to this rule, after every 20 minutes, you have to look at an object that is 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This will help in reducing eyestrain due to constant activity.

If you are a hardcore gamer, remember to pause your game and relax by closing your eyes for a few minutes. In case you work in an office with a computer all day, make sure to take regular breaks and walk every now and then.

3.     Visiting the Eye Specialist Once in a While

It is highly recommended to visit an eye specialist after a certain period of time, especially if you have poor eyesight. Regular checkups can help in identifying any underlying issues with your eyes and the doctor can then recommend glasses or eye drops for the problem.

Visiting the eye specialist on a regular basis prevents permanent damage to your eyes. If there’s a problem that’s detected, the specialist can help treat it before it’s too late.

4.     Proper Lighting

Poor or very bright lighting can cause unnecessary strain on the eyes which in the long run can result in eye problems. While working or reading make sure that the lights in the room are not straining your eyes.

If that is the case, make proper adjustments by switching on or off some bulbs. Follow these 4 tips and ensure that your eyes remain healthy.

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