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How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

There was a time I was just not able to look at the computer, my vision was somewhat blurred. Everything looked hazy; somehow, my vision was not clear. At that instant, I began to look for ways I could improve my vision and eye health.

Listed below are some of the tips that could help improve your vision and eye health.

Firstly, ensure not to have any kind of refractive errors or other medical conditions that could lead diminished vision. Whenever you’re in doubt, get your eye refraction tested by an optometrist and check if there is need for you to start using spectacles.

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One of most important ways to help improve vision and eye health is to have a well balanced nutritious diet. You should eat for foods that are rich in vitamin A, C, E and beta-Carotene like carrots, apples, green leafy vegetables, fish, nuts, beans etc.

We all know that the eye is one of the delicate organs in the body. Thus, it needs utmost care. Tears are naturally formed in the eyes to lubricate them. Therefore, one must take care that there is adequate tear formation, and that there is no blockade in formation of tears.

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Hazy vision are caused by the dryness of the eyes. As the  eye is being blinked more frequent, it prevents dryness of the eyes and effectively lubricates it.

Therefore, one must ensure to blink often.
Also, continuous staring at electronic monitors and phones can cause strain on the eyes. So it is important that one takes a break and look away from the screen every 20 minutes to avoid eye strain.

Stop smoking or do not start:
If you want to maintain good eyesight, you better not smoke. If you are already smoking, it is better to quit because smoking decreases blood supply to the miniature blood vessels in the eye, and also causes early cataracts as well.

See it as a duty to always protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses when you are exposed to the sun and dust.
If you, often, work with chemicals that might potentially cause injury to the eyes, please make sure to wear protective eye-gear. It is important to wear them during certain sports like ice hockey, swimming, skiing etc.

Exercise your eyes:
Perform simple exercises of the eyes like rolling the eyes in clockwise and counter clockwise direction alternatively. You can do this in the mornings, and at any time your eyes are strained.

Get adequate sleep:
Sleep rejuvenates the eyes as it does other organs. Ensure to get adequate sleep. A minimum of 6 hours of undisturbed sleep is good.

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