As we age, our eyes become weak, and our vision diminishes. But the health of our eyes is not determined by the quality of our vision alone. Dullness, tiredness, and dryness of our eyes are vital signs of our eyes telling us to pay attention to them. And we must, because it is our eyes, after all, through which we can see this beautiful world. Here are a few ways to keep your eyes beautiful and healthy.
Eat Right Foods
The first thing you must do throughout your life to keep your eyes beautiful and healthy is to eat right. Consume foods that are rich sources of vitamin A, C, and E such as citrus fruits, carrots, peaches, papaya, spinach, mangoes, etc. Consume more green leafy vegetables, proteins such as turkey, chicken, and eggs, oily fishes such as salmon and tuna, and nuts to nourish your eyes and keep them healthy.
Give Your Eyes Some Rest
Rest is necessary for the entire body to function properly. So it is with your eyes, too. Rest and get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Don’t rub your eyes. To soothe and to boost the oxygen and blood circulation to your eyes, you can perform easy exercises with closed eyes. Move them in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions slowly. Another way to provide rest to your eyes is by applying cold cucumber or potato slices on your eyes. You can also dip a clean cotton ball in cold milk or rosewater and keep them on your eyes.
Hydrate Your Eyes
Your eyes can dry up, and you may experience hazy or blurry vision due to it. Dry eyes can be irritating and make you look tired with their reddish color. Therefore, hydrate your eyes by drinking at least eight glasses of water daily. Gently splash clean and cold water in your eyes at least 3-4 times a day to directly moisten your eyes. Avoid washing your eyes immediately after coming from hot sunlight or after lack of sleep in the night as these may only stress your eyes even more. You can also use over-the-counter eye drops to hydrate and nourish your eyes. But remember not to overuse drops because ultimately they contain chemicals.
Provide Some Protection
Protecting your eyes from external factors is necessary to make sure they remain healthy for a long time. You can protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays by using good sunglasses. Choose a pair that blocks 100% of UVA and UVB rays. If you wear lenses, look for the variants that also provide UV protection. In the same way, protect your eyes when you work using a laptop or computer. Wear prescribed or computer protection glasses to apply the least amount of stress on your eyes. Switch screens to the night mode in the evening to reduce the strain to your eyes.
Visiting an eye doctor on a regular basis is also necessary to keep your eyes beautiful and healthy. Book your appointment with your ophthalmologist today so that they can examine your eyes and suggest more ways to keep them fit and fine.