steps to keep your eye healthy

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The human eye is organ of vision. A vital organ of vision it plays a very important role not only in life but also the Human body. The human eye is the organ which gives us the sense of sight, allowing us to learn more about the surrounding world than we do with any of the other four senses. 

Know your family history

Did you know that almost a third of people are unaware that Glaucoma runs in their family?  Knowing if you have genetic conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Astigmatism or Myopia, can protect the future health of your eye health. A more critical hereditary disease is Macular Degeneration, which is the major cause of blindness in the UK

 Eat Well

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good eye health starts with the food wich you eat . Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. To get them, fill your plate with:

  1. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and collards
  2. Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
  3. Eggs, nuts, beans, and other nonmeat protein sources
  4. Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
  5. Oysters and pork
  6. A well-balanced diet also helps you stay at a healthy weight. That lowers your odds of obesity and related diseases like type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.

Quit smoking

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Studies show that only 15% of smokers are concerned about the impact of smoking on their eye health, and yet smoking can have serious implications.Studies have shown a strong link between smoking and the development of both AMD and Cataracts. In fact smokers are four times more likely to develop AMD and smoking even impairs the effectiveness of AMD treatment. In addition to this a smoker’s risk of developing cataracts goes hand in hand with the number of cigarettes smoked – those who smoke heavily are likely to develop more severe cataracts.

Wear Sunglasses

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The right pair of shades will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure boosts your chances of cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose a pair that blocks 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Wraparound lenses help protect your eyes from the side.

Give your eye a rest

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If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.

 

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