The human eye is very important and essential to our life.We can not imagine our lives without an eye sight. We have to take care of our eyes very well. They are very sensitive organs. Taking care means avoiding anything that causes any harm to our eyes. Tears clear and clean the eyes naturally. Time affects our eyes. The flexible, crystalline lens of the eye, which changes shape to allow you to focus on nearby or distant objects, become less elastic and accommodating as we get older.
Here are some steps to protect our eyes and save our sight:
- Eat vegetables and fruits= Up your antioxidant intake by eating dark green, leafy vegetables, which contain pigments important to the eye called lutein and zeaxanthin; carrots, which are a good source of the Vitamin A precursor beta carotene, and fresh fruits, which supply vitamin C. Take a daily multivitamin for insurance.
- Not too long to work in front of a computer screen= Too much exposure to the monitor can affect our eyes and cause eye strain.
- Avoid smoking or stop smoking= It raises your risk of cataracts and age related macular degeneration (AMD), not to mention cancer and other health problems.
- When going outside always wear broad-brimmed hats and sunglasses that provide UV protection= Unless your eye doctor recommend otherwise, choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB light. UVB light is thought to cause cataracts and some evidence suggest blue light from the sun precipitates age related macular degeneration (AMD), too. Lenses with red, orange or amber tint may protect aginst blue light. Using the right glasses. Sunglasses for outdoor activities, swimming glasses for swimming activities, use some eye protection on whatever things you do that require some protection for the eyes.
- Report any vision changes or eye problems to your doctor and have a regular, comprehensive exams=Check the eyes regularly. disease such as Glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes can be known early, and can be overcome soon. We should have our eyes examined every two to four years between ages 40 to 64 and every one to two years starting at age of 65. Once you reach 65, an ophthalmologist should perform the exam.