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Love Your Eyes!

Day-in and day-out, our eyes work overtime just to keep us in check. Our eyes is actually one of those things that we take for granted; it is as involuntary as breathing or taking a step. From the time you wake up from sleep, then going to the bathroom for a quick toothbrush and shower, to cooking food and having a breakfast and coffee, do everyday chores, go to school or work, play computer games with friends; our eyes take such a beating even if we tend to forget it’s there and hurting.

But like any other organ in our body, the eyes sometimes get overwhelmed too. So it would need a little bit more of attention, and perhaps some rest time too.

In any case, take time to read some of these simple and easy to follow steps; which in the long run, can help you help your eyes be at its best.

Doing that 20/20/20 Rule: Although this is for everyone, special mention goes to those people who spend long hours in front of the television, computer, tablet, e-readers and other mobile devices. Make a conscious effort to look away from the computer or TV screen every 20 minutes. Look at an object or area that is about 20 feet away from you for at least 20 seconds, then that’s it. This may be simple, but it is a very effective tool to give your eyes a bit of rest and restore it to good working condition.

The Importance of Vitamins and Proper Food Intake: As vitamins and minerals are important to one’s health and body, it goes the same for the eyes. According to clinical studies, Vitamin C, A and E, as well as Zinc, greatly improves care for the eyes. Carrots, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, red peppers, strawberries and other citrus fruits are considerably good sources of the needed nutrients for better eye health.

Better to Avoid or Stop Smoking: It’s not just the lungs and heart that takes the blunt edge of smoking, so does the eyes. Studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of development of cataracts (regardless of age) and of muscular degeneration.

Exercise is not Just for Good Health: It is true that regular exercise and being active is a healthy way of keeping out unwanted cholesterol and increases body resistance. But due to its domino-effect, getting yourself away from Type 2 diabetes protects the small arteries in the eyes to break and leak both blood and body fluid that is quite harmful especially when stayed unchecked.

Always Wash Your Hands Clean: Having clean hands does not only protect you from the spread of bacteria and germs in food; it also saves your eyes from getting infected. Sometimes when we feel so sleepy and tired, we tend to involuntarily rub our eyes with the hands. So better be safe than sorry.

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A good hygiene promotes good eye health. The eyes can easily get irritated because of germs and infections. Always wash your hands before touching your eyes or before putting on contact lenses.

Keeping a conscious effort really counts when it comes to eye health.

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