Saturday, February 28

Tips on How to Care for your Eyes

My bout with an eye infection got me totally conscious on caring for my eyes. I have stopped touching them directly with my fingers since the hands are often dirty and exposed to different allergens. That is why I often rubbed them with alcohol.

Nevertheless, rubbing one's eyes will still cause some problems. Sore eyes, eye strain, eye sty, and other eye problems can start with neglectful handling of one's eyes. Here are some tips on how to care for your eyes any time of the year:

1. Eat a diet rich in Vitamin A and beta-carotene. Yellow fruits and veggies are rich in Vitamin A and orange ones are filled with beta-carotene. These will help keep your eyesight healthy and improve eye health.

2. Do not stay up late. Besides tiring your eyes losing sleep can also cause eye bags and dark circles to form under your eyes.

3. Moderate use of eye drops can help ease tired eyes, but over use can also cause problems. Make sure to read the label and understand which type of eye drops are used for certain eye problems. Some can cause vasoconstriction which can cause more redness in your eyes than heal them.

4. Don't spend too much time looking at computer or tv screens. If possible place the computer monitor or tv stand 5 to 6 feet away at least from where you are sitting. Place a UV protector in front of the monitor or screen.

5. Use sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunlight, dust and UV rays when traveling. This will also keep crow's feet lines from developing at the corners of your eyes. Incidentally, sunlight is one of the causes of aging.

6. Throw away old makeup. Bacteria can form on eye shadows, eye liners and mascara. Using them for more than 3 months may bring these bacteria into your eyes and cause infection.

7. Eye strain may not cause direct injury to your eyes but it can be harmful in the long run. To ease the discomfort of eye strain, take a break from what you're doing. Close your eyes for a while, or stare off into the distance for a moment. Also, have sufficient light to read or work by. Remember that the finer the task, the more light required.

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