Prevention is better than cure, no exception to eye health.
The eye is one of the sense organs that is important for humans. Maintaining eye health can prevent you from the risk of eye disease to loss of vision. Here are some things you can do to maintain eye health.
Routine Eye Check
Every person, ranging from children to old age, it is recommended to have their eyes checked by an eye specialist at least once every 2 years.
Who are older than 40 years are advised to have their eyes checked once a year. This is useful for preventing eye diseases associated with increasing age, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. Whereas children must be examined, at least every two years, to detect vision problems that might affect their learning abilities. Children do not need to have to be able to read to do eye examinations.
By eye examination to the doctor, various eye diseases and symptoms can be detected early. The treatment will certainly be easier.
Eat Nutritious Food
Research shows that healthy foods that contain a variety of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and E, zinc, lutein, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids, can help ward off age-related eye problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. These nutrients can be obtained by eating green leafy vegetables, salmon, tuna, eggs, nuts and oranges.
Don’t Play Smartphone Too Long
Staring at a computer or smartphone screen for too long can cause eyestrain. Symptoms can include headaches, neck pain, pain in the shoulders and back, dry and tense eyes, difficulty focusing on staring at a distance, and blurred vision. If you work at a computer all day, every 20 minutes switch your eyes to 6 meters for 20 seconds, to reduce eye strain. Or you can also rest your eyes for 15 minutes every 2 hours. If your eyes feel dry, blink often.
Not only does the skin need to be protected from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, the eye also needs. Eyes that are too often exposed to ultraviolet light can experience cataracts, macular degeneration, burning corneas, and even eye cancer.
Do not smoke
Smoking can increase the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and optic nerve damage that can cause blindness and damage the retina. Smoking can also cause plaque buildup in blood vessels and weaken the arteries, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack..
Diligent in Sports
Research reveals that exercise can reduce the risk of vision loss due to high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels.
Immediately consult an ophthalmologist if complaints on the eye continue, or if the eyes feel sore, swollen, sensitive to light, such as dark spots floating when looking, or if you experience vision problems.