How will you see the beautiful world around you if your vision is compromised? The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all of us, especially children to large screen times as all operations moved online. This has adversely impacted our eye health and sight. While not much can be done about the screen exposure part, one can do a lot by changing their lifestyle, eating habits and eye postures while working on a system.
Today, on World Sight Day, we have brought to you some simple tips and changes that can make life for your beautiful eyes, way easier. Let's get started!
Iron, Vitamins C and E, lutein, zinc and omega 3 fatty acids are absolute essentials to your diet for healthy eyes. These nutrients can help ward off vision-related issues like cataracts and macular degeneration.
Here are some great sources of these nutrients- Green leafy vegetables, fish, non-meat protein, citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, etc.
While we are growing cautious about the importance of exercising and keeping our bodies in good shape, we often tend to ignore our eyes. Regular eye exercises help to strengthen eye muscles and to make vision clearer.
Protective eye wears
Like we wear masks for protection against coronavirus, similarly, proper lenses ad glasses serve as maks for eyes that protects them from harmful ultraviolent rays and blue cut radiations emitting from our digital screens.
At least 7 hours of proper, uninterrupted sleep is necessary for better eye health.
Frequent screen breaks
We all spend a significant amount of time in front of screens, be it mobiles, laptops or computers. These devices expose the eyes to harmful blue light. Therefore, it is important to take screen breaks every 20 minutes and ensure that the eye is at the same level as the screen to reduce strain.