Take good care of your eyes by following some simple steps at home. Changes in diet and adequate rest is the need of the hour for a perfect eyesight
It is easy to take your eyes for granted. Only when you encounter any problem, this is when you realize the value of it. However, difficulties in vision cause the maximum amount of inconvenience. Right from degeneration to cataract to blurry vision to a weak eye sight; problems once caused, require maximum amount of care. If care not taken, weak eye sight can also lead to glaucoma. It is a condition wherein an increased intraocular pressure damages the optic nerve thereby affecting vision. Working silently, glaucoma damages the peripheral vision first while maintaining the central vision. Senior consultant, Glaucoma and Cataract, Dr Harsh Kumar from Centre for Sight group of eye hospitals said, “In the normal eyes, the rate of production of aqueous maintains pressure inside the eye. With age, the aqueous may not get a clear channel, increasing the pressure inside the eye.”
However, a few simple home remedies can help maintain your eye health with ease:
Incorporate Greens in Diet
We know the importance of eating greens for a healthy body. For eyes, vegetables like spinach, kale and collard green are essential to avoid macular degeneration.
Supplement Diet with Vitamins
There are several vital vitamins for eye health. Vitamins like B2, C, E and A and minerals like zinc are essential to be a part of your diet to maintain eye health.
You must have heard of problems like dry eyes. All this is because of lack of lubrication provided to your eyes. If unaware, you might be suffering from ‘dry eyes’ if tears don’t roll down from your eyes that easily. A simple solution of saline is the best to lubricate your eyes.
Eyes Need a Break Too
If you are glued to a computer screen the whole day long, taking a break after every 20 minutes and looking at something which is 20 ft away helps. This activity helps in refocusing again and reducing blurry vision.
Blood Sugar Alarm
Your BP levels and eyesight go hand in hand. An indefinite rise in sugar levels directly affects your vision as it damages the protein present in the eyes. People with diabetes are prone to cataract and glaucoma, which can also be fatal.
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Eye Damage Alarm
Following are the significant eyes diseases:
- Glaucoma: In this, the optic nerve is damaged, leading to a tunnel vision. If not treated on time, it can eventually lead to blindness.
- Cataract: In this, the effect is almost like looking through a waterfall. Reasons for this may be several like ageing, high sugar levels, chronic stress, etc.
- Macular Degeneration: It affects a part of the retina. Genetics is a significant factor with other factors like smoking, ageing, high BP, obesity, etc.
Give your Eyes Natural Care
It is all about giving proper care and the needed attention and nutrients to your eyes. Also, as eyes are the ‘window to your soul’, it is essential for you to understand what it says and act accordingly for a healthy vision.
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Written by: Vani Malik
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Jun 30, 2019