How to Maintain Good Eye Habits
Here's what I came across: Zeaxanthin (in Bell Peppers & Spinach), Lutein (in Spinach). Vitamins C and E, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, Carrots contain lots of beta carotene and Vitamin A.
Seems a very doable way to provide for my eyes. It's hard to imagine life without sight. We can perceive a hint of Infinity thru a square mm behind our myopia, for free; Extraordinary and from The Dr. Oz Show: We are more willing to look at computer screens, small images and pictures on TVs and mobile phones with our eyes than ever before which is leading to increased eye fatigue and age-related eye problems that is an inevitable part of long life. Please follow these tips given below to articulate your vision so that you can see the path to a long-term future.
Conscious diet protects your viewers! Our myopia needs more than one type of nutrition to function optimally. Start from:
Vitamins A, C, E and minerals (such as copper and zinc) are very important for vision.
Antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin can protect the macula from sun damage. Get these antioxidants from dark green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and carrots.
EXERCISE YOUR EYES
Some simple exercises will help you maintain optimal vision while keeping annoying floaters away. In the morning, before going to bed or when your eyes are tired, do these exercises first. Make sure your hands are clean and clean and you better feel relaxed. Practice daily and you will see better results within a month.
Hold a pencil, keep a certain distance from your arm, focus your eyes on it, and then slowly bring it closer until it is 6 inches from your nose. Then slowly move it back and focus your eyes on the pencil for a total of 10 times. Use your thumb to massage the temples on a small circle, 20 times in one direction and 20 times in the other direction. Repeat the same steps on the forehead above the midpoint of the eyebrows, and then under the eyes on both sides. Take a nap. Lean back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Give your eyes some rest.
WASH FIRST THEN THINK
Whenever anything (dust, insect, chemical, etc.) goes into your eyes wash with lots of water (any water) for at least 5 minutes. That should be the first thing you should do. Don’t rub your eyes, don’t try to remove it with an instrument or something. Even after washing if you are still uncomfortable visit an eye specialist(Ophthalmologist)ASAP.
BLINK BLINK BLINK
We can’t overstress the importance of blinking. Eye is supposed to be in a constant moist environment for its optimal functioning. Each blink produces a layer of tear over the eye maintaining its moisture. Normal blink rate being 10 to 20 per minute. Whenever we focus on devices our blink rate reduces which in long term leads to dry eyes. So you have to remind yourself to blink more often whenever you use a device. (Just Google computer vision syndrome for more details)
30 30 30 RULE
If the 20 20 20 rule is too much for you. What you can do is after 30 minutes of device usage stare at a distant object of 30 feet or more for 30 seconds and keep on blinking fast and deep during this time. keep a timer for 30 minute in your phone for this purpose. This will definitely help a lot. Keep the monitor arms distance away from you.
PALMING or KERCHIEFING
After prolonged use of devices or whenever your eye feels strained just rub your palms together to make them warm and place them over your eyes for 10 to 20 seconds. This will improve shortsightness as well. Or better yet blow into your kerchief till it gets warm and place it over your closed eye alternatively for 10 to 20 seconds. This helps to lubricate your eyes by releasing more oils from the glands in the eyelids.
Adequate protection from sunlight by wearing UV protective glasses, even wear prescription glasses with additional UV protection
For eye protection, never instill any homemade preparations into the eye or Over the Counter (OTC)medications. We get a lot of patients who come with complications such as a corneal ulcer because they instilled OTC steroids or onion juice or rose water in an infected eye.
NO DEVICES FOR KIDS
Children should have very limited device exposure (ideally no screen time till 2, less than 1 hr. till 5, less than1 1/2 to 2 hrs. after 6) and should play outdoors for at least 30 minutes per day. Various studies are finding that increased screen time is causing short sightedness in children which is benefitted from playing outdoors in natural light.
Work and study in optimal light. Not too bright or dim. A general rule of thumb is that light for studying and near tasks should be around 50 lumens per square foot and white fluorescent light is more comfortable.
EYE CHECK UP
Get a yearly eye checkup done with an ophthalmologist. Kids should have an eye checkup as early as possible because most of their eye conditions when detected early have a far better outcome.
Adequate protective eyewear for certain occupations such as welders, people working in dusty conditions.