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 1. Have a regular ophthalmological check-up
- 2 2. Nutrition plays a key role
- 3 3. Vitamins and eye supplements
- 4 4. Proper eye lubrication
- 5 5. Use quality UV-filtering sunglasses
- 6 6. Wear suitable glasses for physical activity
- 7 7. Watch out for chemicals
- 8 8. Have a good lighting habit
- 9 9. Relax your vision
- 10 10. Control distance
- 11 Links related to the topic:
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.
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
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.
Lubricating the tear duct keeps the eye surface clear.
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.
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.
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.
9. Relax your vision
10. Control distance
- Injuries associated with new technologies