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Sharp and healthy vision is extremely precious. Ask those who are not blessed with it! But if you don’t care for what you have, it can go away. So this article is here with 11 essential eye care tips recommended by the experts. A little attention and time towards caring for your eye health will pay you substantially in the long run.

Here are 11 ways to maintain sharp eyesight and keep your eyes healthy:-

  • Drink Sufficient Water

You must’ve heard a lot about how drinking plenty of water is beneficial for the functioning of all the organs of your body. It’s essential for eye care as well because if you are dehydrated, your eyes will also become dry and irritated.

  • Get Enough Sleep

Sleep your way to healthy vision! An adequate amount of sleep keeps you in a good mood and replenishes your whole body, including your eyes. And you don’t want spasms, strain, and dryness in your eyes because of being sleep-deprived.

  • Eat Balanced Diet

Did you know obesity leads to type-2 diabetes, which can cause blindness? Therefore you need to eat a balanced diet to keep your weight in check. The food particularly recommend for eye health care are:-

  • Pork, salmon, tuna, oyster
  • Protein-rich food like eggs and nuts
  • Citrus fruits like orange
  • Green leafy vegetables like spinach (Vitamin A)

  • Regular Exercise & Remain Active

If you exercise regularly and be active, you decrease the chances of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and blood pressure. These health conditions often lead to vision problems. One more benefit of being active is you don’t spend much time on screens.

  • Leave the Habit of Smoking

Among various other health hazards, smoking increases the chances of getting cataracts, causes macular degeneration, and damages the optic nerve of your eyes.

So if anything else was not enough to motivate you, consider the risk of losing your healthy vision as the primary reason to quit smoking.

  • Wear Protective Eyewear & Sunglasses

Eye injury can happen anywhere, anytime. So don’t forget to wear your safety glasses to protect your eyes from outside impact. Your shades are also crucial for eye care whenever you are outdoors. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is dangerous for your eyes.

  • Be Careful During Screen Time

The list of eye care tips can’t be completed without mentioning screen time. It’s necessary to keep your phone/laptop screen at an arm’s distance (literally) and 20-degrees below eye level. Also, the room shouldn’t be too dark or too bright.

  • Take Break From Screen

The 20-20-20 rule of taking breaks from the screen is easy to remember and good for eye care. 20-20-20 breaks would mean you will look away from the screen after every 20 minutes for 20 seconds, and you will look towards a thing 20 feet away.

  • Resist Rubbing Your Eyes

Whenever you feel itching or irritation in the eyes, your initial urge is to rub them. But you should avoid this urge as your hands carry a lot of dust and bacteria which can cause infection in your eyes. Instead, you can splash some water for relief.

If, in any case, you need to touch or rub your eyes, make sure you wash your hands before touching your eyes.

  • Be Careful With Eye Makeup

Your eye makeup comes in direct contact with your eyes. Therefore it’s crucial to use good quality makeup products for eye care. Don’t use expired products. Throw the eyeliner or mascara, which are old or cause an allergic reaction.

Keep your makeup brushes clean, and always remove eye makeup before sleeping at night.

  • Go for Regular Eye Screening

One of the most effective eye care tips is to get your eyes examined regularly. Your doctor may catch underlying vision problems like astigmatism vision early on during your eye screening. They may also refer you to an ophthalmologist in that case.

Bottom Line

If you diligently follow these 13 eye care tips, including getting your eyes checked regularly, vision problems won’t come uninvited in your life. You can ask for more useful tips on maintaining healthy vision from your ophthalmologist in your next visit.

About the Author

Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. With a knack for understanding medical procedures and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs to inform readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care, especially LASIK. Aaron loves collecting coasters from the different bars and restaurants he visits during his travels.

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