4 Ways to Love Your Eyes

4 Ways to Love Your Eyes

You love gazing at the stars in the sky, watching a funny movie, and admiring your loved one’s smile. But none of these would be possible without a set of eyes. Maintain good eye health throughout the year with these healthy tips.

Eat Healthy

Start loving your eyes by eating food rich in omega 3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and D. You can find these nutrients in foods mention below.

  • Fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel contain omega 3 fatty acids and can prevent dry eye syndrome.
  • Green leafy vegetables like spinach, collard, and kale are packed with lutein and antioxidants that lower the risk of developing cataracts.
  • Non-meat protein sources such as eggs, nuts, and beans contains vitamin E, zinc, and iron and are found to protect the eye’s cells from free radicals that can breakdown the eye’s healthy tissue.

Not Smoking

Another way to love your eyes is by not smoking.  Studies have shown that people who smoke are more likely to develop cataracts, macular degeneration, and nerve damage. If you do smoke try to resolve to quit. Your eyes will love you for it.

Look Away

In this digital fast pass time it can be hard to take a break. But our eyes need to look way from the computer and other mobile devices to avoid eye strain, blurry vision, headaches, and other vision problems.

Try to rest your eyes every 20 minutes by looking 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Then take at least a 15 minutes break every 2 hours.

Regular Eye Exams

Visit your eye doctor regularly.  It is the best preventive measure for maintaining healthy eyes.  Everyone, even small children should get their eyes examined regularly. If you have not had your eyes examined this year contact Dr. Akor, Ophthalmologist at 325-670-3460.

There are many ways to love and maintain your eyes.  Eating healthy, not smoking, looking away from computers and other mobile devices, and getting regular eyes exams will help prevent vision problems. Remember, you only get one pair of eyes so take care of them and they will help you see well into your golden years.







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