As one of your five senses, your eyesight (and your eyes in general!) are vital. You depend on your eyes to see and navigate the world around you. You need to take care of them.
Taking care of your eyes is a bonus when traveling as you get to keep the memories from what you see into your brain. Of course with a camera, one can keep the memory afresh, but all pictures are taken with the help of your eyes. That is why sight is one of the most essential senses one can have while traveling. By the way. here are five tips to help you ensure that they stay healthy.
Taking Care of Your Eyes
Eat Well and Exercise
A healthy diet and exercise are necessary for your overall health, including the health of your eyes. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables (especially dark yellow or green vegetables) as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight, which lowers your risk for obesity (which can cause eye problems such as diabetic retinopathy).
I remembered back then when my parents used to say that eating carrots are good for the eyes. That actually convinced me to eat carrots, though I must say I was way naive back then but it did actually started me to eat some vegetables.
As for exercises, sometimes it does not need to be extreme exercises like the one I did. Just a simple run and jog (perhaps a 5 KM length should suffice).
If the sun is shining, wear sunglasses. A quality pair of shades designed to block out 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays can help to protect your eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration.
Wearing shades or sunglasses is also very trendy. Like the time when a group of us actually went sightseeing at Penang island, the sun was blazing hot and sunny that not wearing sunglasses is like walking with limited vision.
Take a Break from Screens
Spending a significant amount of time staring at a computer screen can lead to eye strain. Give yourself a break periodically to rest your eyes. Don’t forget to blink when working at the computer as well.
Get up and move around, let’s say after an hour. Be sure to move around so that your eyes are not glued to one location. Straining your eyes by looking at the screen continuously can damage your eyes.
Know Your Risks
As you age, your risks for eye-related health problems increases. Knowing your family history and your risk factors can help you to take steps to reduce the likelihood of developing eye issues later in life.
Now with modern technology, things like lasik eye surgery can help restore almost 100% of one’s vision. Of course, it is not always successful, so why not try to prevent the obvious by taking care of your eyes properly in the mean time.
Schedule Regular Eye Exams
Even if you don’t wear glasses or contacts, you should schedule regular eye exams. An experienced eye doctor denver co can help to detect issues in the early stages, allowing you to take action before those issues become significant. Your eye doctor can also help you to ensure that you take optimal care of your eyes.
It is recommended to go for a test maybe 2 times a year. Now with the current times, technology is around and with the power of the smart phones out there, we tend to look at the screens for a long amount of time. So please go to an eye doctor, or maybe an optician.
Your eyes are essential. Taking care of your eyes will help you to ensure that they can do their job and do it well.