Ten tips for eye care

Ten tips for eye care

Eye care should not be overlooked by anyone, regardless of age or profession. In this article we will try to give you a series of tips to protect as much as possible one of the most important senses in our daily lives.

1. Have a regular ophthalmological check-up

The best way to diagnose and treat a vision problem is with a check-up, therefore, you should see the eye doctor periodically.

2. Nutrition plays a key role

A balanced diet is essential not only to eye care, but also to maintain good general health.

Nutrition and aye care

We should provide our body with foods that are rich in vitamins A, C and E, minerals as the precursor of the energy in your body and selenium, pigments like lutein and the zeaxanthin acids and omega 3 acids.

These nutrients are very important for maintaining proper retinal function and delaying the ageing of eye structures. Foods such as fruit and vegetables, fish and nuts are key to providing these nutrients.

3. Vitamins and eye supplements

We can always support healthy eating with food supplements to ensure the right amount of vitamins for the eyes care.

4. Proper eye lubrication

Our current lifestyle means that we spend hours in front of the computer and mobile or tablet screen, considerably reducing the frequency of blinking. This can lead to dry eyes in many cases. The symptoms of dry eyes are often redness, pain and reflex watering.

To avoid dryness, there are eye drops both for these occasions and in environmental situations such as issues with heating, air conditioning, cigarette smoke, etc.

Lubricating the tear duct keeps the eye surface clear.

Proper eye lubrication

5. Use quality UV-filtering sunglasses

Not all sunglasses are suitable for protecting our eyes from ultraviolet rays. Many of the sunglasses we find in shops are cheap and have very eye-catching and modern designs, but from an eye care point of view, wearing them can be very harmful.

Not only do non-homologated sunglasses not protect your eyesight, but they can increase damage. Non-homologated sunglasses create a darkroom effect that dilates the pupil and, because they have no UV filters, cause the eye to absorb even more of the sun’s harmful rays.

It is essential to protect our eyes during the day, even on cloudy days, with approved sunglasses with guaranteed protection.

6. Wear suitable glasses for physical activity

If we also do physical activity outdoors, in addition to wearing approved sunglasses, we should protect our eyeballs from possible injuries and from damage caused by environmental factors such as wind, water chlorine if we swim, dust and sand.

Glasses for physical activity

7. Watch out for chemicals

If you accidentally contaminate your eyes with a chemical product or a foreign body enters them, it is advisable to immediately wash them with plenty of clean water, even before going to the ophthalmologist. Under no circumstances should you rub your eyes.

8. Have a good lighting habit

Good lighting is essential to reduce eyestrain. The human eye has not been prepared to look directly at the light but to see with light.

New technologies are advancing faster than our vision can adapt to these artificial lights. There are certain programmes or applications that can be installed on the computer or mobile phone that apply a filter and adjust the colour to reduce blue light and visual fatigue on the screens of these devices.

If we are going to read a book, we must situate the light source behind us and focus on the book.

9. Relax your vision

The eye structures responsible for adaptation (focusing) must be relaxed in order to reduce visual stress. It is very important to take your eyes off the object in focus (screen, book), every 15-20 minutes, for about 10-15 seconds.

Relax your vision

10. Control distance

It is very important to maintain a correct distance from the objects we are looking at. We must try to maintain a distance of 2 metres from the TV screen and a minimum distance of 35-40 cm from the book or mobile phone screen and 50 cm from the computer screen.

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About Carlos Sánchez
Carlos Sánchez
Carlos Sánchez has a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and therefore all his actions are rigorously backed by science.
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