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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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5 Eye Tips to Save Your Vision – For a Clearer Tomorrow

Eyesight is one of our most precious gifts. However, with the strenuous use of our eyes today there is a huge chance of it being compromised. Here are 5 ways you can protect your eyes.


Get your eyes checked regularly

You may think your eyesight is fine but only when you do the comprehensive dilated eye exam will you know for sure. Eye diseases in Sri Lanka are common and unless it is addressed early it can snowball into something unmanageable. To prevent eye issues do a comprehensive dilated eye exam every year. If you realize that you actually see better with glasses get a prescription right away. The best part about the dilated eye exam is that you can also detect a couple of common eye diseases such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and age-related muscular degeneration through this test. Most of these issues have no warning signs hence the only way they can be identified is through this test.


Know your family's eye history

Problems with eyesight are also largely hereditary. Since poor vision is a treatable condition, there is nothing to feel ashamed or embarrassed about if you can't see clearly. Talk to your family members regarding their eye health history. Apart from general lens issues knowing your eye history will particularly be of assistance if someone in the family has had an eye disease. In such a case one will need to be more vigilant about eye health.


Eat right to protect your eyes

You may have definitely heard that carrots are good for eyes. Since it is loaded with Vitamin A, it certainly is good for the eyes but so are other fruits and vegetables. The dark leafy greens are particularly nutritious since it has the right vitamins and minerals that are required to keep the eye healthy. Fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids are also known to be very good for the eyes.


Wear shades in the sun

Even though sunglasses are more commonly known as a fashion accessory, it actually plays a big part in protecting your eyes from the strong rays of the sun. The sun also has harmful UV rays. UV rays can actually damage your eyes and due to the damage in the Ozone layer, the sunlight that falls on Sri Lanka is also tainted with high UV rays. The most important job of sunglasses is to protect your eyes. When selecting glasses make sure that they block out both UVA as well as UVB radiation. Go for the best quality in sunglasses and sticking to a trusted optician would help guarantee the effectiveness of the product you will be receiving. There are places in Colombo like Vision Care Optical Services that have a wide variety of eye care products that range from sunglasses to prescriptive glasses. Choose your optician depending on what you are looking for.


Use protective eyewear

Always protect your eyes when you do sports or any other activity around the house. There are plenty of protective eyewear options available both with and without prescription. Using such plastic protective eyewear will shield your eyes from the impact of sudden movement.

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