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How to Keep your Eye Sight Healthy – Tips to Maintain Healthy Eye Sight

The eyes are some of the most vital organs in our body, and their impairment can easily lead to the impairment of a whole range of day-to-day functions.


Eating Healthy

Believe it or not, your diet can go a long way in improving your eye-sight. Contrary to the common misconception, eating carrots will not improve your eye-sight, but there's a range of foods that will. Green leafy vegetables are known to be very beneficial where sight is concerned, especially examples such as kale, spinach and collards. Various oily fish such as salmon and tuna are also healthy for the eyes as well as non-meat protein sources such as nuts, beans and eggs. If you like fruit juices, citrus fruits in particular, such as oranges, will help boost your vision.


Quit Smoking

Smoking is detrimental to one's health in a whole variety of ways, and unsurprisingly it can also do a lot of harm to an individual's eyes. Since a cigarette is always metre centimetres away from a person's eyes, the smoke can drastically increase the chance development of cataracts. It can also damage the optic nerve, which can seriously hinder vision. It can also cause macular degeneration which is the leading cause of non-reversible vision-loss in people over the age of sixty. If you're trying to kick the habit, you can add these to the many reasons why you should.


Wear Sunglasses

If the eyes receive too much UV exposure, this can cause some serious damage, resulting in cataracts as well as macular degeneration. The right pair of sunglasses, in addition to making you look much more stylish, can also protect your vision. If you need prescription lenses, many opticians Sri Lanka has to offer these days such as Vision Care Optical Services will be able to either make a pair of prescription shades or spectacles with photo-chromic lenses. Photo-chromic lenses would be the perfect solution since they darken in the presence of UV lights. Whichever choice you make, be sure to pick a pair that blocks 99-100% UVA and UVB rays.


Use Safety Eyewear

If your work environment involves use the use hazardous chemicals or airborne materials then always wear your safety eye-wear before starting work. Safety-glasses or protective goggles can truly save you from a lifetime of blindness when it comes to circumstances such as these. You can wear them over your glasses or even have prescription versions made for yourself.


Take Breaks from the Computer Screen

There's a high chance your job involves glaring at a computer screen for most of your work day. Any sort of device such as a smartphone, or a tablet can cause blurry vision, dry eyes, bad headaches, and even neck and shoulder pain. In order to protect your eyes always make sure that your prescription is up-to-date and get glare-free lenses if possible. Adjust your screen so that your eyes are level with the top of the monitor. Be sure to blink more often than usual if your eyes are dry and to rest your eyes every 20 minutes by looking away from the screen.