Tips to Help Keep Your Eyes in Good Health

Tips to Help Keep Your Eyes in Good HealthIt is important to be able to keep an eye on staying healthy because you need good vision for each activity you choose and you want to have 20/20 vision for years to come. When you can see well, your performance will be better, during sports, in class, in your vehicle or at your desk. So it's very important to take a few easy steps to ensure that you keep your vision good. There are millions of people in the UK alone which have problems with their eyes or their eyesight. 

Tips to Help Keep Your Eyes in Good Health

However, there are a number of ways you can keep the sparkle in your eyes!


Diet: 

What you eat will not only affect your overall well being it will also affect your eyes. Diets which do not contain sufficient Omega-3 fatty acids, which are most commonly found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon as well as some vegetables, may be susceptible to a deficiency of this vital component as the body is unable to make Omega-3 itself. The old adage that carrots are good for your eyesight holds true along with eating plenty of green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and broccoli.


Drink: 

Drinking plenty of water is not only good for your body it is also good for your eyes! Whereas too much alcohol can have a detrimental effect on your body's organ, including your eyes. Keeping to the recommendations of alcohol intake and drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day is quite literally worth taking on board.


Exercise: 

Exercise is as good for your eyes as it is for all other organs of the body, should you be wondering the eyes are an organ! Those who take regular exercise will also be helping their eyesight as well as their general well being. Swimming is a great exercise, however, excessive amounts of sea salt or chlorinated water may leave eyes sore and irritated, using eye lubricating drops will help to reduce redness and irritation.


Eyesight tests: 

These should be maintained regularly. As well as being essential for good eye care, other conditions and diseases can be detected during a routine eyesight test other than those purely related to eye conditions.

Having glasses to correct short or long sightedness or opting for contact lenses is a matter of personal preference. Those who opt for contact lenses will be given advice and recommendations on how to maintain and look after their lenses and eyes, including using lubricating fluids to help reduce soreness and irritation.


Age: 

Eyesight deteriorates as we get older. It is a natural part of the aging process, however, older people are more likely to experience dry eyes and may need to administer false tears to help keep their eyes moisturized. Age-related Macular Degeneration, AMD, is also common among older people.

Younger people who play computer games for extended periods of time may also experience dry eyes, this may be in part to staring too much. Blinking is the body's natural way to lubricate the eye, therefore anyone who has a tendency to stare at a computer screen, television or whilst reading may notice that their eyes become dry, irritated, red and sore.


Sleep 

Along with eating a healthy diet and regular exercise having sufficient sleep is also an important part of maintaining overall health. Those who lack sleep may not only find that their ability to concentrate diminishes they may as experience dry and sore eyes. The number of sleep people needs within twenty-four hours depends on the age and the general fitness of the person. 

Whilst many people can have four or five hours of sleep, the majority of people need between eight and nine hours sleep in order to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

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