Always wear ultraviolet filtering sunglasses and use hat’s outdoors. Exposure to UV rays may lead to conditions such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
Make a habit to wear safety eye-wear whenever needed to protect your eye sight from any serious injury.
Regular exercise or physical activity of moderate-intensity for minimum 30 minutes five days a week can help you maintain healthy eyes. Moreover, regular exercise also reduces the risk of macular degeneration by up to 70%.
A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and anti-oxidants can help slow the progression of eye diseases such as macular degeneration.
Quit smoking as soon as possible. It has a negative effect on overall eye health and can worsen eye diseases such as macular degeneration and dry eyes.
Daily intake of about 2 litres of water is very important for those with dry eyes.
Always wear glasses or contact lenses made using current prescription only. Diseases can be prevented with healthy eyes and the best vision.
Replace contact lenses at the prescribed replacement intervals and do comply with the safety instructions to maintain proper hygiene of contact lenses.
Eye examination on regular intervals or as recommended by your optimist can help you maintain good vision and eye health.
Follow your physician’s instructions to keep diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure under check. They may affect eye health at a greater rate when they are not properly controlled.
Always remember to keep a check on-
Position the light source while reading in such a way to avoid glare.
Focus light on your task in a way to make it at least 3 times brighter than the background in order to get adequate contrast.
Positioning the light behind and over the reading material works well.
A proper posture
Always sit upright while reading or watching television.
Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet while watching television to make sure you are not sitting too close which can cause you unnecessary eye fatigue.
Keep the reading material at an angle of about 20 degrees from your sitting place.
It is best to hold the reading material at a distance from your fist holding it at your eye level to your elbow.
When using a computer, position your seat (or screen) in a way as if you are looking down at the top of your screen at an angle of about 15 degrees.
Taking breaks at work-
Always follow the 20-20-20 rule: suggesting that for every 20 min of computer screen-time you should look 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
Blink frequently while staring at the computer screen, otherwise it may lead to dry eyes or computer vision syndrome.
Some useful tips-
Wash and rinse hands thoroughly to prevent spread of eye infections.
Never rub your eyes with dirty hands.
Clean contact lenses with proper cleaning solutions as instructed by a physician.
Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays by using goggles or sunglasses having UV filter.
Never share eye make-up kits with others as it may lead to the risk of cross infection.