Visual Health Tips

10 Tips to Take Care of Your Visual Health

Sight is a sense that we all value highly, so it is very important to enjoy good visual health. But we are often not as aware as we should be about caring for our eyes. If you want to know what you can do about it, here are ten tips to help you take care of your visual health best.

Recommendations to take care of visual health

Prevention and Attention to Discomfort

Even if there are no noticeable symptoms, an annual check-up is always advisable to ensure everything is fine. Even before you feel discomfort, redness, tiredness, etc.

Diet is Important for Visual Health.

Starting from the essentials, a diet rich in vitamins and minerals can help you maintain good visual health. Although carrots are the most famous, green foods such as broccoli, zucchini, and peas are the richest in lutein and zeaxanthin, essential nutrients for eye health. 

It is also good to consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and green tea is one of the most suitable drinks to help your eyes against macular degeneration and cataracts.

Care and Maintenance of Glasses

If you wear Prescription Lenses, paying attention to the condition of the lenses and frame is very important. Even if they are consistent in design, if the frame is loose and doesn't fit properly, it can cause strain on your eyes. The same thing happens with the crystals if they are not in good condition. 

To clean them, it is best to do it appropriately, and with optical products, avoid homemade cleaning methods as much as possible, which can end up ruining the lenses, and never clean them dry to prevent dust particles. They end up scratching the lens.

Extreme Hygiene When Wearing Contact Lenses

The eyes are very delicate organs. Therefore, contact lenses must be cared for and cleaned extremely neatly. Always follow the steps indicated by your optician, clean them with an appropriate product, and try to give your eyes a break for a few hours a day and at least one day a week. Never bathe with contact lenses or wet them with water, and avoid sleeping with them (if they are not intended for this purpose).

Sunglasses are Essential

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause serious visual disorders. You must wear the Polarized Glasses when exposed to sunlight, not only during the summer but throughout the year. Remember that they are also essential if you are going to practice outdoor sports and when you are going to drive. Above all, buy them at Manha’s store to ensure that they have adequate protection so as not to put your visual health at risk. 

Watch Distance and Light when Looking at Screens. 

The use of computers at work and, at the same time, the use of mobile devices such as phones and tablets at any time of the day is becoming more common. To avoid eye strain and damage to your eyes, it is advisable to keep a wide distance from screens

For computers, it would be advisable to be at least 50 cm from the screen. It is also advisable not to use any of these devices in the dark since the screen's light and the environment's darkness can cause eye fatigue and graduation problems.

Don't Let Your Eyes Dry.

Eyes, like skin, need moisture. This is more critical when your eyes are sensitive, so you must try to moisturize them. If you suffer from dry eyes, it is good to have artificial tears on hand to help your eyes maintain the necessary moisture.

Protect Your Eyes Even During Everyday Actions.

The eyes are more sensitive than one assumes, and even the most innocent actions can damage them. While certain jobs require protective glasses,  other tasks, such as cleaning, gardening, or applying makeup, can cause impurities to enter the eyes and, in extreme cases, cause infections.

The Older You are, the More Prevention

As the years go by, the eyes are more prone to suffering from other visual diseases, so check-ups become increasingly important. This increases when it comes to people with a tendency to suffer from diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol, or hypertension.

The Eyes Need to Rest.

Even if you are not working, your eyes are constantly working. You must take breaks, whether in front of a computer screen, reading a book, or straining your eyes by manipulating small objects. Every time you feel tired (or every twenty minutes, for example), try looking at the horizon without focusing on anything or closing your eyes without squeezing your eyelids so they can rest a little. These small, quick, and simple actions will relax you, and your eyes will thank you.

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