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Eye care

It is so wonderful to see the sun rise and set, those beautiful flowers that grace our landscape, that beautiful dress or that stylish pants, how about seeing the smiles on beautiful faces that we see from day to day and so on. Well, the point that I am making is without those baby blues this would not be possible.

Eye care is so important, therefore we should do all that we can to ensure that our eyes are taken care of at all times. Many however take eye care for granted because they do not realize the importance of having healthy eyes. Persons are in the doctor’s office on a daily basis because of issues they are having with their eyes.

Some issues may be heredity, some may be poor eye care and then there are other issues that come about because of accidents, but whatever the case, our eyes are important and we should not take that for granted.

Eye care  and aging

It is a known fact that as we start to age our eyes are not as strong as they once were and therefore we have to resort to measures to help us, like the help of glasses or contact lenses. However having a balanced diet can really help at this stage in our lives.

Some common eye problems include

1.Dry eye.

2.Blurry vision.

3.Pink eye.

4.Cross or lazy eyes.

5.Cataracts.

6.Eye allergies.

These are just a few of many eye problems persons have. If you are experiencing issues with your eyes it is best to seek medical attention right away to ensure that you maintain proper eye health.

Protecting your eyes

So the question is how can we protect our eyes and maintain our eye health?

A. Diet plays an important part in eye health, so we should eat the right kind of foods that can help us. These foods include Carrots, Grapefruit, Orange pepper, Strawberries, Dark leafy greens, Nuts, Spinach, Seeds, Kale, Brussels sprouts, Corn, Broccoli, Tomatoes.

B. Get your eyes checked at least once a year.

C. When reading especially at night make sure that the room has the proper lighting.

D. If your job consists of staring at a computer screen, whenever you can, take five- minute breaks and look away from the screen.

E. When wearing glasses, wear the proper prescribe glasses for your eyes and not other persons glasses.

F.Roll your eyes in a circular motion and then up and down.

G.Look at an object that is near then and objects that are far.

H.Blinking and then massaging your eyes.

I. Resting your eyes also goes a long way in maintaining eye health.

These are just some ways to give your eyes the help that they need.

Final word

Eye care is so important therefore let’s do all that we can to ensure that we are giving our eyes the best treatment ever. Because our eyes can not be replaced once they are gone, without our eyes life will not be as we once knew it, so make the decision today to give your eyes the best care ever.

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22 comments

  1. Colm says:

    An interesting and informative article. Eyesight is something I think many of us take for granted, that’s for sure.

    I was wondering, I guess the sun can take it’s toll on the eyes. Can you give any recommendations / guidelines on a good pair of sunglasses to get to protect them?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Colm it is so good to meet you, eye health is so important. What ever shade you purchase make sure that they are 100% UV protection , also you may want to purchase shades that wraps around your whole eye for full protection.

      You can try Topman, Gucci, Versace, or Hugo Boss. These are just a few of the many that you can have a look at. Hope this helps. All the best to you and have a good day.

  2. Ki says:

    Have you heard of eye yoga?

    There are specific exercises you can do to help ensure the long-term health of your eyes.

    These are not only eye-related, but include more generic exercises like headstands etc.

    Try placing your thumb infront of your face, and focusing on it, and then focusing on something in the distance.

    This helps your eyes to practice ‘zooming in and out’

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Ki thanks for sharing, This is and amazing tip. Our eyes are important and we should do all that we can to maintain good eye health. Thanks again for sharing, and have a good day.

  3. Alejandra says:

    Hi Norman,
    Great article about How To Improve Your Eye Sight, as I’m 50 + I use eye glass full time, since I wake up until I go to sleep.

    I use to work a few hours every day in my computer, so your advice about taking a minute to look to another point to give my eyes a break sound great.

    I also need to use eye’s drops 3 or 4 times per day, could you give me a tip about which are the best!.
    Thanks for taking the time to write a helpful article!.
    Alejandra.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Alejandra it is so good to meet you. Thanks for commenting. A word to note here, what might work for my eyes may not do the same for you and vice versa. But here are a few that you can look at and I hope they help.Similasan Dry eye relief, GenTeal Tears, Systane contact and Blink Gel Tears. These are just a few that you can take a look at. Have a good night.

  4. Hailey says:

    Thank you for this article! I am aware that I often spend too much time staring at a phone or computer screen and that starts to irritate my eyes and even give me a headache sometimes. It is good advice to take breaks (something I need to start doing) and you are totally right that we do take our eyes for granted. Do you know of any natural eye drops that may help protect against the light rays emitted by computer and phone screens?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Hailey it is so good to meet you and thanks for commenting, our eyes are important and we should do all that we can to protect them. Now as for natural eye drops you can try GenTeal, Similasan Dry eye relief or Systane contact. These are just a few that you can take a look at. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good night.

  5. Derek says:

    Thanks for this interesting and informative post.
    I would like at stress the bit about working at a computer because that can really make your eyes deteriorate quickly.
    It’s also a bad idea to have the monitor up against the wall. What you really need is to position the monitor so that you can glance over it and force your eyes to focus on something a lot further away.
    You then need to train yourself to do this every few minutes. Once it becomes a habit, you just do it and enjoy the benefit.
    Been working in software development for nearly 30 years now, with no change in prescription.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Derek it is so good to meet you,thanks for commenting and for that helpful tip. I see that you have been in the field of computer for a very long time. Thanks again, all the best to you and have a good night.

  6. Matt says:

    Thanks for posting great information on eyes and how to keep them healthy! As I’ve gotten older I had to get glasses.

    I try to eat a good and healthy diet along with exercising. I will have to try increasing the foods you mentioned. Do you know what makes them so good for eyesight?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Matt it is so good to meet you and thanks for commenting, the compounds or active ingredients that is found in these foods, that is what makes them so good for your eyesight. All the best to you.

  7. Paulina says:

    Thank you for this article Norman, it is very well written and on an important topic as well.
    I find it very difficult at work not to look at the screen, I know that you are right and that I can’t stare at the screen all day. But I just get so focused with what I am doing that I simply forget.
    I think maybe I’ll set an alarm to remind me to take an “eye-brake”.
    Thank you again for this great article reminding me to take care of myself.

    Paulina

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Paulina it is so good to meet you, eye health is important and we should do all that we can to maintain proper eye health. Glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  8. Ruby says:

    I have a particular interest in this article because I often suffer from dry eyes. I have noticed a connection between my diet and this because I also have IBS. I find that meat is a particular problem and I do not digest it well. Whenever I eat it regularly I get dry eyes more often. Have you found this to be an issue?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Ruby it is so good to meet you and thanks a million for commenting, I know meats that may be heavily chemical base, meats that contains a lot of unhealthy fats and so on affects us in so many ways including our eyes. Thanks again all the best to you and have a good day.

  9. Hillard says:

    I have diabetes so I get my eyes checked every year. Not just a vision check, my optometrist takes and x ray and several pictures of my complete eye to make sure there is nothing going wrong with the idea that he can treat it early to prevent blindness. I love the idea about eye exercises that you posted. Good idea. I also like the suggestions on foods that will keep your eyes healthy. Great information. Thank you!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Hillard it is so good to meet you and I am glad that I could help. Eye health is so important therefor we should do all that we can to take care of them and it seems to me that you are doing a pretty good job. All the best to you and have a good day.

  10. Balsam123 says:

    Thank you, Neil, for this post! All your posts are informative and very helpful!

    I would recommend the following:
    – check the spelling! Please go through the text and you will make some corrections.
    – try to link this post with other posts/pages
    – under category, I would put health or something else, but don’t leave it uncategorised.

    Wishing you a lot of success.
    Balsam

    1. Norman says:

      Hello and thanks for your help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  11. Bassam says:

    Very great tips on improving eye sigh, I am in my mid 20s and for the first time in my life my eye sight is getting weaker, I am surprised it took this long since I am always on a computer, for work and at home, but maybe it took so long because my diet is very healthy and I can attest to what you have mentioned for good foods for eye sight, they indeed are.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Bassam it is so good to meet you, I am sorry to here about your eyes, but through proper diet and all that I have discuss in this blog can help you to maintain good eye health. All the best to you and have a good day.

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