Archive for category Eye Health
Today’s hectic work schedule and unhealthy lifestyle has a detrimental effect on our body. Especially, our eyes which are the first ones to suffer. They become tired, puffy and sore by the close of the day. However, you can always prevent this stressful impact on the eyes by the means of learning and using a few simple yet healthy tips.
Some of such eye health care tips are:
• Once a year you should get your eyes checked by the ophthalmologist. Often people delay their visit to the doctor thinking that it has not yet been an year since their last visit to the doctor. However this can enhance the vision problems. Wearing glasses and contact lenses which are not suited for your developing visual problem increases the problem of uncorrected vision and causes severe headaches and vision problems. Therefore, if your glasses or contact lenses do not feel right or comfortable anymore, it is advisable to consult the doctor as soon as possible.
• You should always wear sunglasses in summer to protect your eyes. People wearing high quality contact lenses may think that they do not require sunglasses but little do they realize that contact lenses just protect the eye. And in reality the whole eyes need protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The harmful UV rays can cause serious damage to the eyes. Which is why, you should wear effective sunglasses to protect your eyes from damage. Though people have this popular belief that dark sunglasses offer more protection as compared to the light ones which might be true to some extent, in reality both dark and light sunglasses offer adequate eye protection. While purchasing sunglasses you should ask if it can block 98% of the UV radiation. Read the rest of this entry »
Our eyes are the first parts of the body that exhibit fatigue and stress. They can get exhausted and sore after a day’s work in front of a computer. This greatly affects one’s eye health. Taking vitamin-rich foods can improve eye health in general. But the reality is we can not get all the vitamins we need from food alone.
Current farming practices and soil nutrient reduction produce fruits and vegetables containing notably decreased amount of minerals and vitamins. This led to the production of vitamins for eye health which gains increased availability for consumers nowadays around the world.
Vitamins for eye health can be bought over the counter unless a person needs a high dosage of these vitamins to cure any existing eye problem. They may be taken one to four times daily depending on the amount of vitamins and minerals that they contain. When choosing the right vitamins, it is best to check on the vitamin and mineral composition of the brand that you are considering.
Here is a list of vitamins and minerals which should be present in eye vitamins alongside the eye problems that they prevent.
Vitamin A, C and E
Vitamins A, C and E are anti-oxidant vitamins which can be found in dried apricots, oranges, kiwis, nuts, broccoli, mangoes, blueberries, papayas, grapefruit, tomatoes, peppers, raw carrots, green beans, green peas, brussel sprouts, green leafy vegetables, eggs and dairy products. Vitamin A provides good night vision and impedes possibilities of cataracts. Vitamin C helps prevent the accumulation and crystallization of foreign molecules in the eyes which can cause blurred vision. Lastly, Vitamin E plays a vital role in reducing the advancement of a very serious progressive eye disease called macular degeneration which entails limited vision and total blindness Read the rest of this entry »