Usually we take our eyesight for granted till we face some kind of problem. We have to remember that eye is an important part of our body. Following are the 10 steps you need to follow in order to prevent vision problems.
Know eye health history of your family
It is important to know the history of eye health of your family and therefore ask your father and mother to know about their fore father’s eye health history so that you may know if any one of them were ever affected by any vision problems. Many of the eye related problems are transferred from genes.
Regularly get your eyes checked
Your medical vision conditions must be regularly checked by an optometrist to check whether you need any correction in your eye glasses or contact lenses. He will also check whether your eyes have any sign of damage or disease like cataract, glaucoma or any other age related macular degeneration.
Eat various healthy foods that are good for your eyes
Take sufficient amount of strawberries, oranges and leafy greens to get vitamin C. you may also add chicken and turkey in your diet in order to get zinc. Also eat peanuts, almonds for obtaining vitamin E and in order to get omega-3 cook up tuna, salmon or halibut.
For protection of eyes wear sunglasses
UVB or UVA rays coming from sun may damage your eyes and therefore you must wear sunglasses while you go out when sunlight is very bright.
Regular exercise can improve vision
You must engage yourself in regular exercises so that you can protect yourself from cataract and macular degeneration.
Take care of contact lenses to prevent any eye infection
Contact lenses are very good alternate if you dislike wearing eyeglasses, however it is necessary to take good care of your contact lenses.
Take treatment for dry or irritated eyes
Take foods containing vitamin A and moist your dry eyes. Also wear sunglasses during bright day.
Take a break if you are working with computer
After every 20 minutes try to look away for 20 seconds at a target located at 20 feet away from you.
Check your eyes for any health problem signs
If the color of your eyes changes then it is a sign of BP or diabetes which can be harmful for your eyes.
Protect your eyes from injury
While engaged in any sports or work use right protection for your eyes.