April is the month in which Health is the order of the day and in Opticalia we highlight, as it could not fail to be, the visual health and the care to have with the vision.
The eyes are the most sensitive and complex organs in the human body, almost as difficult to decipher as the brain. It is important to protect them and take certain eye care to avoid their discomfort and possible visual problems.
We leave some advice and habits of vision specialists ideal for keeping your eyes healthy:
1. MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET
A diverse diet with a focus on fruit, vegetables(such as lettuce and carrots) and fish is important to ingest various types of essential vitamins to optimize vision.
2. PROTECT THE EYES FROM THE SUN’S RAYS
The solar rays, in particular the ultra violet, are very strong for the human eye. Even on less sunny days it is essential to wear sunglasses to protect the eyes and block the harmful effect of these rays.
3. DRINK LOTS OF WATER
The hydration of the eyes is related to the way we moisturize our body. In order to avoid dehydration, we must drink water regularly so that the eyes can produce tears and thus protect themselves.
4. AVOID RUBBING THE EYES
We talk about rubbing the eyes hard or intensely, especially in times of itching. This may even increase the allergy or damage the cornea, so it is important to be careful with the eyes first.
5. TAKING BREAKS IN THE USE OF DIGITAL DISPLAYS
The effect of regular use of electronic devices in the eyes of those who use them from an early age has yet to be deciphered. What we do know is that focusing on these screens lowers the frequency with which we blink the eyes and consequently affects hydration. One of the advice is to take frequent breaks and look away from time to time.
Sleeping is a very important part of the hydration and rest of the eyes. Seven to eight hours a night is the minimum of sleep we should look for to avoid having dry, red or itchy eyes – in addition to doing well to mental and body balance.
All these habits help to care for and protect the eyes while preserving their visual health. The eyes say a lot about our health and part of this zeal is also to be attentive to what they show.
In addition to all the advice, it certainly helps to keep the eye healthier, any sense discomfort should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist and treated to avoid more serious visual problems!