How To Maintain Good Eye Health

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. No matter what capacity you’re in, good eye health is absolutely critical. If you have it, you have to figure out how to protect it. The following contributed post is entitled, How To Maintain Good Eye Health.

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Eye health needs to be a top priority for all of us. Pinpointing a common issue when it comes to eye health is the inability to focus. This can lead to blurred vision and poor reading ability, which can make for a difficult workday and an overall miserable life. However, there are a few things you can do to help keep on top of your eyes’ health. Here is how to maintain good eye health:

Good Nights Sleep

A good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. In fact, a recent study has found that poor sleep may lead to eye problems.

Recent studies have shown that this condition called dry eye syndrome has grown by as much as 80% in people under age 45. Although it’s unclear how a lack of sleep affects people with dry eye syndrome, it’s clear that having enough time to rest and relax before bedtime can help prevent the problems.

The eyes are able to restore their moisture by blinking and during nighttime hours, but they can only do so much when they’re not getting enough time to rest while they’re awake.

Wear Sunglass Possible

Wearing sunglasses when possible can help with your eye health by blocking out the sun’s UV rays. This helps prevent eye damage and other complications caused by too much sunlight exposure.

The latest research has shown that wearing sunglasses when possible can help with your eye health by blocking out the sun’s UV rays. This helps protect your eyes from damage such as cataracts and macular degeneration, which can happen if too much sunlight exposure occurs.

Get Eye Exams Regularly

In order to maintain good eye health, you should get regular checkups so that your eyes are healthy for as long as possible. You should also take precautions to prevent vision-threatening issues. For example, you might be given treatments similar to ptosis eyedrops if you’re having issues with your eyelids which could also affect your eyesight.

Optometrists can perform a number of tests that could be useful in identifying any vision problems. You might need a prescription or referral to an ophthalmologist or ophthalmologist for more complicated cases, but an optometrist is the best place to start when you need someone with knowledge about your overall health and the well-being of your eyesight.

Manage Your Diet

Maintain your diet to help with eye health. A diet that is rich in vegetables and fruits, low in processed foods and sugar, has a good amount of fiber and protein, and does not contain high levels of saturated fat can help prevent cataracts or macular degeneration.

In order to keep the body healthy and functioning, it is important to have a proper diet. However, people don’t know that some foods can be harmful to the eyes. The foods that help with eye health are vegetables and fruit, as they contain antioxidants that help prevent dry eyes, macular degeneration, cataracts, and other eye diseases. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits will not just help with the body but also with the eyes.

Manage Your Screen Time

The eye is composed of a number of different parts that work together to sense light, process images, and relay information to the brain. During the day, your eyes are constantly exposed to a variety of light levels, and for this reason, it is important that you take care of them.

If you choose to spend too much time on your device screen or entertainment, then you might compromise your health and harm your vision in the long run.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.