Better eyes for better vision.
The eye is a complex structure that send nerve impulses(messages) to the brain when stimulated by light Rays reflected from an object, in this way the brain processes these impulses to create the perception we all call vision.
The eye is made up of numerous parts that work together to make vision possible,we have the iris,pupil,sclera,cornea,lens,conjunctiva, choroid, retinal, optic nerve, macula, vitreous humor and the aqueous humor which is watery fluid located in front of the lens.
Without the normal functioning of this organ called the eyes,life will be in darkness as our day-to-day activities will be affected negatively,it is therefore a blessing to have them working,what are the tips for healthy eyes and vision? This is what I consider to cover on this health article.
🔹 Eating right and maintaining a healthy weight.
A diet in fruits and vegetables, especially dark,leafy greens and Omega-3 fats which are found in Salmon,tuna, flaxseed, walnuts, beans and other sources may promote eye health and help protect your vision.
🔹It is a good thing to know your family health history.
Family health history.
Many health conditions that cause or that can increase the risk of vision loss are hereditary, take time to talk with your family and share this information with your eye Care provider which can take additional steps, in this way your eye Care provider can frequently take your eye exams and diagnostic tests to help protect your eyes and preserve your vision.
🔹 Seeing your eye care provider regularly.
Regular eyes exam.
Eye exam recommendation vary with age,so also is the risk for eye and vision problems, generally the eye experts recommend that adults should have their eyes checked every two years until the age of 60 and yearly after that, children and adults at increased risk for eye problems should have their eyes exams more often.
🔹It time to quit smoking.
Causes several Health hazard.
Several studies had shown that smoking demage the blood vessels, including those in and around the eyes which increases the risk of vision loss, caused by age-related mascular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes retinopathy,dry eye syndrome and other conditions, quit smoking if you are into it, don’t start if you have never tasted it,to help keep your eyes healthy.
🔹 Wearing sunglasses.
The American academy of Opthalmology recommend UV-blocking sunglasses whenever you are out there inside the sun at any time of the year.this sunglasses is expected to provide you with 99-100% protection from UVA and UVB radiation,a wide brimmed hat or cap can also help protect your eyes from the sun.
🔹 Having a dilated eye exams as part of your routine health Care.
Dilated eye examination.
According to the CDC dilated eye exams are necessary to detect certain conditions such as glaucoma and AMD early enough and help prevent vision loss, your eye care provider will place drops in your eye to widen your pupils,in this way they will be able to examine your eye more thoroughly.
🔹 Relaxing your eyes.
It is important to follow the 20-20-20 rules if you spend long hours reading or in front of the computer screen like my other colleges blogging,for every 20 minutes look away from the book or the screen as the case may be, focus on something about 20 feet away for 20 seconds,blink often to refresh your eyes,thus helping to reduce eye strain.
🔹If you happen to wear contact lenses, take good care of them.
Contact lens care.
Follow your eye Care provider’s recommendations and labelling instructions for the use,care and storage of your contact lenses, remove before touching your lenses,if your eyes become irritated or your vision changes remove them immediately and call your eye care professional for further advice.
🔹 Antioxidants may help protect against age-related eye disease.
In a 6 years trial,the Age-related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), found that a combination of vitamin C, Vitamin E,beta-carotene, and zinc offered some protection against the development of advance age-related macula degeneration but not cataract, in the people who were at high risk of the disease.
The eye is the light of the body,take good care of your eyes.
Until we meet again in the next article,see you on top.