Maintain Eye Health
The eye is one of the most important sense organs for humans. Maintaining eye health can prevent you from the risk of eye disease and loss of vision. Here are some things you can do to maintain eye health.
Routine Eye Examination
Everyone, from childhood to old age, is recommended to have their eyes checked by an eye specialist at least once every 2 years. Regular eye checks can detect eye problems early due to certain diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Adults over 40 are advised to have their eyes checked once a year. It is useful in preventing age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.
While children need to be checked, at least every two years, to detect vision problems that may affect their learning ability. Children do not need to read to do eye checks.
Also, know the history of eye health in the family. Why not? Because many diseases or genetic problems are inherited from parents to children. With a doctor’s eye check, various eye diseases and symptoms can be detected early. The treatment is certainly easier.
Eat nutritious food
Research shows that healthy foods containing various nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and E, zinc, lutein, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids, can help with age-related eye problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. A variety of nutrients can be found by eating green leafy vegetables, salmon, tuna, eggs, nuts, and oranges.
Don’t See Too Long Electronic Screen
Staring at the computer screen or smartphone for too long can cause eyes. Symptoms may include headaches, neck pain, shoulder and back pain, dry and tense eyes, difficulty in focusing on long distances, and blurred vision.
If you work at a computer all day, every 20 minutes turns your eyes 6 meters for 20 seconds, to reduce eye strain. Or you can also rest for 15 minutes every 2 hours. If your eyes feel dry, they often blink.
Not only does the skin have to be protected from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, the eyes need to. Eyes that are too exposed to ultraviolet light can have cataracts, macular degeneration, burning cornea, and even eye cancer. Therefore, wear sunglasses that can block UVA and UVB rays, and wear hats during the day.
Do not smoke
Smoking can increase the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and damage to the optic nerve which can lead to blindness and damage to the retina. Smoking can also cause plaque buildup in the bloodstream and weaken the arteries, increasing the risk of heart attacks.
Remove old makeup
In liquid eye creams or creams, bacteria can grow easily. Remove and replace your makeup after 3 months of use. Always remember not to borrow and lend your makeup to and from others. And make sure you wash your face thoroughly before and after applying makeup. If you have eye irritation or infection while wearing makeup, remove makeup and consult a doctor immediately.
Research has shown that exercise can reduce the risk of vision loss due to high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
How to maintain eye health is also possible without ignoring various eye problems. If you feel sand in your eyes, rinse with clean water. If your eyes feel itchy or look red, treat them with drops or compresses.
Immediately consult an eye specialist if your eye complaint persists, or if your eyes are sore, swollen, sensitive to light, such as black spots that float when looking, or if you have vision problems.