5 Tips for keeping your eyes healthy
Life is so busy these days that eye health is one of the last things we think about, yet keeping your eyes healthy now could mean your eyes stay healthy for years to come. With the amount of time we spend staring at screens, it’s time to get into some healthy eye habits with these 5 tips.
1. Wear sunglasses
Our sun is so strong here in Australia that it’s essential to protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses when outside. When purchasing sunglasses, look for:
- A close fitting, wrap around style
- Sunglasses that meet Australian standards (it will say on the tag or label)
- The words ‘good UV protection’, or categories 2, 3 or 4 on the tag
2. Quit smoking
If you smoke, there are an endless number of reasons to quit, and your eye health is one of them. Smoking is said to increase the risks of cataracts, optic nerve damage and macular degeneration.
3. Take a screen break
Most of us spend a huge amount of time each day staring at screens, whether it’s a computer at work, or our phones or tv at home. Staring at a computer screen for excessive amounts of time can cause eyestrain and blurry vision, as well as headaches, neck, back and shoulder pain. Take a 15 minute break from screen time every 2 hours, and make a point of regularly looking at an object further away for 20 seconds at a time while using the computer.
4. Use an eye wash
Using an eye wash such as Optrex Eye Wash with Eye bath can help to relieve your eyes from excess screen time and air conditioning, dust and make up.
5. Eat the right foods
Eating the right foods in your diet can help prevent eye problems from occurring. Eat foods with nutrients including vitamins C and E, and omega-3 fatty acids, such as:
- Leafy greens
- Citrus and berries
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