Seven steps to maintaining healthy eyes and good vision

Seven steps to maintaining healthy eyes and good vision

Fri, November 8, 2019

Regardless of age or gender, these steps can help you to maintain healthy eyes and severely lower the risk of disease or declining vision.

Step 1: Wear sunglasses

The first recommendation is to wear sunglasses. By wearing sunglasses patients block out UV radiation, which is a known culprit for both macular degeneration and pterygium.

Step 2: 20/20/20 rule

Step 2 is known as the 20/20/20 rule – that is after every 20 minutes of computer or other close work, look beyond 20 feet (6m) for at least 20 seconds. This will relax the eye muscles and prevent a spasm. This will also allow blinking, spreading tears and avoiding dryness. The vast majority of Australians use computers and by following this simple step you can help maintain your eyesight.

Step 3: Wash your eyes

At the end of the day, take a clean cup and fill it with cool water, then begin to wash your eyes with it.

Step 4: Do not rub your eyes

This is especially important after any sort of eye procedure.

Step 5: Vitamin A rich diet

This includes almonds and yellow fruit and vegetables such as, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and liver (paté). Doing so will help promote quality vision through an individual’s lifetime.

Step 6: Wear eye protection

Before participating in yard work, drilling, welding or other metal work, make sure to wear clear protective glasses. A growing number of onsite job accidents occur due to lack of proper eyewear. Make sure you have adequate protection before undertaking any hazardous, dusty or intensive activity.

Step 7: Exercise regularly

Exercise stimulates all muscles including the eye muscles, and importantly gets oxygen into the eye.

Following these simple tips will help you to maintain healthy eyes, lower your risk of disease, and help prolong quality vision for a lifetime.

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