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How to keep your eyes safe


keep your eyes safe

How to keep your eyes safe

  • Regular eye examination.
  • Diabetes follow-up.
  • Wear sunglasses.
  • Quit Smoking.
  • Use safety glasses.
Periodic eye examination: we need a medical examination periodically to check on the safety of our eyes once a year, so it is necessary to conduct a periodic medical examination, to accurately detect eye health in order to avoid any major problems affecting our eyesight, it is possible that the doctor upon examination notices a change Measure your pair of lenses for your personal eyeglasses or give you a prescription if you need one.

In order to preserve the safety of the eye and avoid all eye diseases such as glaucoma , cataracts and retinal problems, we must take medical care of the eye because early detection helps us avoid risks.

Quit smoking: Smoking affects health and makes you more susceptible to eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, optic nerve damage and many other diseases and health problems, so you should quit smoking.

The use of safety glasses: For those who work in places where dangerous or volatile substances are present in the air, they must use this type of glasses for protection, and practitioners of sports such as (ice hockey, tennis, lacrosse) can also use safety glasses to protect against any injuries, and it is possible to use Helmets with a protective mask for the face. There is also another type of sports glasses, which are characterized by their lenses made of polycarbonate.

One of the most important senses in humans is the sense of sight, so the eye with which we see needs intense attention and care, as it is the one through which we see the universe, and there are more than one reason that negatively affects vision such as (age, stress, unhealthy diet, pollution and many other reasons). Looking at these reasons, we see that most of them can be controlled except for age (aging), as it affects all organs of the body, including the eye. From eye problems

A healthy diet keeps your eyes healthy

Caring for health depends on a healthy diet, so it is the best possible way to strengthen your eyesight and avoid age-related problems, so your diet should contain:

  • Fatty fish rich in omega-3 acids such as (salmon, oysters, tuna, sardines, anchovies, mackerel and herring) and others.
  • Nuts of all kinds such as (peanuts, cashews, chia seeds, walnuts, flaxseeds and hemp seeds).
  • Orange vegetables and fruits such as (carrots, red and yellow peppers, zucchini and cantaloupe).
  • Sources of vegetable protein such as (eggs, dairy products, soybeans) and others.
  • All leafy vegetables such as (kale, collard greens and spinach).
  • Vitamins such as (zinc, copper, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene) as these vitamins reduce eye diseases associated with aging, and a healthy diet with exercise is necessary to prevent obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes, because infection One of these diseases can cause major eye problems.

Ways to keep the eyes from drying out

  1. Washing the eyelids and eyelashes.
  2. eye relief.
  3. Add essential fatty acids to your diet.
  4. Get more sleep.
  5. Use replacement tear drops.
  6. Drink more water.
Washing the eyelids and eyelashes: To avoid eye dryness and to get a safe eye, we must take care of sterilizing the eyelids and eyelashes because most of the lacrimal glands are located in this place, and also care must be taken to remove eye makeup by using products for cleaning and sterilizing the eye so that it does not reach the lacrimal glands and cause dryness and redness of the eye 

Eye rest:  If you are one of those whose work requires looking at the computer for long periods, you should take a break to avoid eye problems and to protect your eyes from drying out, because the rays emitted from computer screens, TV screens, and smart phones, which are called blue light, cause dry eyes, and there is a rule called (20-20-20), which states that you should take a break from looking at the computer screen every 20 minutes, then focus on something 20 feet away from you, then try to relax and stare at the thing for 20 seconds, then blink a lot to moisturize your eyes.

Get more sleep: Insomnia and lack of sleep is a problem that many people face, and it directly affects the secretion of tears in the eyes, and thus causes many people to suffer from dry eyes (according to the study conducted by the National Institutes of Health). Seven to eight hours of restful sleep a night, as recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Those who suffer from a lack of sleep have several tips:
  • Changing the daily regimen: For example, changing the time of exercise to be in the morning instead of exercising in the evening.
  • Creating a suitable sleeping environment that helps relaxation and calm by darkening the room using light-blocking curtains.
  • Determine a special regime for bedtime: You should be in a state of relaxation every day, one hour before you go to sleep, and stay away from blue light sources such as smart phones, computers, TV screens, and others.

Risk factors for dry eye

  • Aging over 60 years.
  • Women are more prone to dry eyes, especially after menopause.
  • smoking.
  • Low flicker rate.
  • Vitamin deficiency.
  • Autoimmune diseases such as (lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis).
  • Chronic diseases such as diabetes.