The eyes are one of the most sensitive organs of the human body, so they require special care, in order to maintain good visual health.
1.- Consult the ophthalmologist: Many of the problems related to vision and eyes do not present symptoms or other signs that are obvious, so they can go unnoticed. Keep in mind that 50% of cases of vision loss can be prevented with an annual visual recognition.
2.- Protect from ultraviolet radiation: Ultraviolet radiation is present 365 days, so it is necessary to protect the eyes throughout the year, even on cloudy days. Use glasses with a filter suitable for ultraviolet radiation. Excessive exposure to the sun can damage the retina and accelerate the appearance of certain eye diseases such as cataracts, glucome, etc.
3.- Eat foods that benefit your eyes: Not only carrots are good for the eyes. The avocado and paprika are ideal to protect the ocular retina. The almonds favor the delay of ocular affections, while the lemon protects the lens against the opacity that causes the cataracts. Macadamia nuts prevent myopia as well as the egg is a source high in vitamin A, rich in lutein and zeanthin, both with properties more than beneficial to the eye.
Incorporate fruits and vegetables to your usual diet, since they are an important source of antioxidants that the body is not capable of generating by itself and needs its external contribution to maintain basic levels.
4.- Reduce stress and eye fatigue: It is inevitable to suffer from ocular stress when most of the time we are in front of the computer, television or even reading a book. To avoid this it is necessary to exercise our eyes. Every 20 minutes remove rest your sight.
5.- Massage the eyes: Relax the muscles of the eyes and stimulate the blood flow with a good massage.
6.- Sleeping well: Excessive work and lack of sleep can increase eye stress. To relieve tired and swollen eyes and increase blood flow it is advisable to use hot or cold masks and eye creams.
7.- Practice sports with the appropriate glasses: The constant change of light is one of the main problems for people who practice outdoor sports.
8.- Educate the most children: Adults are responsible for informing children about the importance of taking care of their eyes, it is advisable to teach about the anatomy of the eye, the dangers of UV radiation, foods that help improve and maintain healthy our eyes and vision.
9.- Maintain good lighting in your home and office. Lighting is vital to avoid eye stress, so it is advisable to illuminate the rooms 50% below the brightness level of the computer screen, as well as avoid watching the television in the dark and make sure that the light is not reflected in the screen.
10.- Do not use prescription glasses for other people. The use of lenses with little or too much magnification can hurt the eyes. Likewise, you should not use drops or open remedies of more than one month or prescribed for other people.