EYE HEALTH

EYE HEALTH

The eyes are complex organs. Our eyes are unique, and have their own set of nutritional needs. Good eye health begins with the food on your plate. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help from age          related vision issues like macular degeneration and cataracts. A well-balanced diet also helps you fit at a healthy weight. That lowers your odds of obesity and related problem like type 2 diabetes, which raise cause of blindness in adults. As part of your healthy diet, take foods rich in antioxidants, like Vitamins A and C; foods like leafy, green vegetables and fish.  Many foods – especially fatty fish, such as salmon – contain essential omega-3 fatty acids that are important to the health of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision. An insufficient intake of antioxidants, use of alcohol or saturated fats may create free-radical reactions that can harm the macula – the central part of the retina. High-fat diets can also cause deposits that constrict blood flow in the arteries. The eyes are mainly sensitive to this, given the small size of the blood vessels that nourish them. As we know keeping hands clean is so important when it comes to your eyes, especially if you’re a contact lens wearer. Before you touch your eye—and before you put in or take off a contact lens—wash your hands with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel. Some germs and bacteria that come from your hands can cause eye infections, like bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye). When your hand contacts with your eye, whatever is on your fingers pass right onto your eye’s surface. This is one process that person catch colds—rubbing their eyes while they have cold virus germs on their hands. Smoking also exposes your eyes to high levels of oxidative stress. While the connection has not been clearly identified, it is known that smoking raise your risk for a variety of health conditions affecting the eye. When you go outside from your home you should protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, choose sunglasses with both UVA and UVB protection. Also, wearing a cap with a brim will greatly decrease the amount of UV radiation slipping around the side of your sunglasses. There are some ways that you can improve your eye sight naturally by rubbing our palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Roll your eyes, Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus, Hold a pencil at arm’s length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pencil near until it’s about 5 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pencil, 10 times in all and take a 20-minute daily walk in nature. Exercise improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen levels to the eyes and the removal of toxins.

 

 

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