Eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Daily life, dust smoke, technology causes damage to eyes frequently. If not properly cared for, our eyes will have some problems such as visual impairment, conjunctivitis…. Here is some necessry tips you should know to take care of your eyes.
1. 20-20-20 rule
Working, frequent exposure to digital screens or computers will cause fatigue, dry eye condition. Especially the screen of digital equipment is harmful to the eye, excessive exposure can lead to visual impairment.
To improve this situation, follow rule 20/20/20: Every 20 minutes of work, look far 20 feet (about 7m) for 20 seconds. Also let the monitor so that the screen center is lower than the eye level, comfortable working sitting position.
UV rays are not only hamrful to our skin, but also very harmful to the eyes. Eyes that are exposed directly to the sun for long periods of time can cause problems such as cataracta, corneal burns, even eyelid cancer. Therefore, wearing sunglasses while walking on the streets even in cloudy skies to prevent 99% to 100% UV-A and UV-B rays. Aside from the sunglasses, you can also wear a wide-rim helmet when you are sunny to stop UV-A, UV-B.
In addition to wearing sunglasses, always use protective goggles when working, play. Nearly half of the eye accident occurs when working. Protective goggles can help prevent foreign objects, toxic substances affecting the eyes. It is recommended to choose the glass made of polycarbonate – to increase the impact resistance more than 10 times the other materials.
3. Adequate nutritional Supplements
Supplementing food enhances blood circulation very well for eyes and vision. Choose foods like citrus fruits, whole grains, green vegetables, etc… Addition of zinc-rich foods such as peas, red meat, oysters, poultry is also recommended.
Eat vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli… for vitamin A, this enhances visual vision. Other nutrients that help enhance eye health include beta-carotene (available in yellow, orange), lutein and zeaxanthin fruits.
4. Regular Eye Care
If your eyes itch or red, use eye drops to soothe them. If a strange object flies into the eye as a sand rinse, then wash your eye with clean or dilute salt water. If the eye has symptoms such as sensitivity to light, purulent discharge, frequent aches.. , imediately visit the hospital for examination and treatment.
5. Use contact lenses properly
If you use contact lenses, regularly clean the glass, wash your hands before using the glass. Note that only hygiene of contact lenses with specialized water. Cleaning, washing and drying contact lenses after each use. Change contact lenses every two to three months at a time.
Do not wear contact lenses when swimming or when in direct contact with detergen, for too long, or while sleeping.
6. Body Health Care
Some diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes may affect the health of the eyes. These two diseases can reduce blood flow to the eye. Immune system disorders in the lungs, thyroid gland, can also be the subject of the eye disease.
Regular body health care, exercise steadily, have a reasonable working and resting mode to avoid the diseases mentioned before. Also consult the doctor if you have a history of diabetes or high blood pressure.
7. Use the drug properly
Some medications when taking or when combined with other medications can affect the vision of the eye. Please refer to the side effects of the medications before use. If you notice problems such as dry eye or lacrimation, sensitivity to light, blurred vision… when using the drug, stop using it and visit the doctor.
8. Do not use old mascara
Liquid or cream Cosmetics are a good environment for bacteria growth. Therefore, it is not recommended to use cosmetic products for too long, especially the use of Masscara after every 3 months. If the infection is in the eye, discontinue use of eye makeup products, come to see the ophthalmologist for examination and treatment.
Regularly check the ingredients of the eye makeup cosmetics, use it on your front wrist to find out if you have an allergy to that kind of cosmetic. Never joint cosmetics with others, when the makeup avoids leaving the cosmetics to fall directly into the eye.
Cigarette smoke increases the risk of developing cataracts and dries the eye…. Smoking also increases plaque accumulation in blood vessels, causing weak artery, long days can damage the retina and cause loss of vision.
10. Regular Eye examination
In addition to eye health care, periodic eye exams also help early detection of pathological signs in the eyes for
timely treatment. Many eye diseases usually in the early stages often do not have obvious symptoms. For example, glaucoma, common causes of visual impairment in elderly people.
In the early stages of the disease there was no pain, only if the impaired vision was discovered, it was too late, since the lost sight could not be recovered. So often go to specialist ophthalmology hospital to check the eye periodically once once with the person under 40 years old and 1 year twice with people from 40 years of age or older.