Healthy Eyes + Geeky Glasses | Modern Mummy

Monday, 7 December 2015

Healthy Eyes + Geeky Glasses



As a long time occasional wearer of glasses and regular wearer of contact lenses, I know how important it is to keep your peepers in tip top condition. Here are some excellent suggestions for looking after your eyesight.

Eat well
Diet has a key role to play in keeping healthy and, more specifically, a number of nutrients are vital to ensuring eye health, including zinc, vitamins C and E and omega-3 fatty acids. Leafy green vegetables, oily dish, nuts, eggs and citrus fruits are all vital to keeping your eyes healthy.
Don’t smoke
Smoking can cause a multitude of health problems, but also greatly increases your chance of cataracts, optic nerve damage and macular degeneration
Take regular breaks if working with computers
If, like me, you spend a lot of time on a computer (or even a tablet or mobile phone), it can easily cause eye strain or give you blurry vision, headaches or even back and neck pain. If you need glasses, make sure your prescription is up to date and that you’re using them when working at the computer if you need to. Make sure you give yourself regular breaks so that you’re eyes aren’t fixed on the screen for long periods.
Get regular check-ups
The only person who can let you know how healthy your eyes are is an optician. You should visit regularly to ensure your prescription is up to date, if you have one, and if you are suffering from any problems. Your optician should know your full health history as conditions such as diabetes can affect your eye health significantly.
Coffee is good, but in moderation
Caffeine is great for protecting against dry eyes, but you should ensure that you don’t drink too much. More than a couple of cups a day can actually dry your eyes out even more than drinking none at all, so make sure you limit your caffeine intake to take advantage of the benefits without causing more problems.
Stay healthy and vigilant
Make sure you eat healthy, exercise regularly and look after your eyes. They’re extremely delicate organs and also vital to our everyday lives, so need to be looked after.

You know your body better than anyone, so as soon as you notice and potential degradation in your eyesight or have any worrying or noticeable symptoms, you should book in to see your optician in order to make sure there’s nothing wrong and to get on top of any issues before they become more serious.



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