How To Protect Your Eyesight

How to care for your eyes

Tips For Good Eye Health

Our eyesight is precious to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we have known it for years. Sometimes we take for granted the basic necessities that we have been blessed with until it's taken away from us. Let us start to have a healthy eye care routine to protect our eyes from unnecessary damage caused by a variety of reasons. Learn How To Protect Your Eyesight with the proper nutrition, doctor, and a few lifestyle changes to give you a better chance at having a life with long healthy eyesight.

A Few Ways To Maintain Good Eyesight!

Eat Nutritious Foods 

Eating nutritious foods can be very beneficial to your health. It can affect many vital body parts; such as your major organs, hair, and eyesight, to name a few. 

Some food to help protect your eyesight are:
  • Green leafy vegetables 
  • Eggs 
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Trout

Your retinas need two types of omega-3 fatty acids to work right: DHA and EPA. You can find both in fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna, and trout, as well as other seafood. Omega-3s also seem to protect your eyes from AMD and glaucoma. Low levels of these fatty acids have been linked to dry eyes.- Webmd
Eat nutritious foods for your eye health

"Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the leading causes of visual impairment and acquired blindness in the U.S, affecting millions of aging Americans. Nutrition is one promising way to prevent or delay the progression of these diseases. 
Two carotenoids, lutein (pronounced loo-teen) and zeaxanthin (pronounced zee-uh-zan-thin), are antioxidants that are located in the eye. Green leafy vegetables, as well as other foods such as eggs, contain these important nutrients. Many studies have shown that lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases, including AMD and cataracts."-American Optometric Association,

Visit Your Eye Doctor

optometrist doctor
Visit your eye care professional on a regular basis

Regular visits to see your physician are very important to your health. We tend to make regular doctor visit appointments, but I encourage you to also see your eye care professional on a regular basis to keep a close eye on your eye health. 

There may be a history of certain family diseases you need to notify them of, in order for them to properly watch for certain eye problems. Some problems if caught early enough may have a better outcome.
  • Be aware of changes in your eyesight
  • Know your family's health history. 
  • Is there a history of Diabetes? 
  • Is there a family history of glaucoma? Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve which is vital for good eyesight. It is best to have an eye exam to catch it early and begin treatment. Don't wait too late, because the sight that has already been lost gradually can't be recovered. Therefore, you want to catch it as soon as possible.
  • Is there a history of High blood pressure?

Diabetes, g
laucoma, and high blood pressure can affect your eyesight if not watched carefully.

Protect Your Eye Health With Sunglasses 

Yes, we all like to think we look modern and stylish in a pair of stunning sunglasses, but they are not just for a fashion statement. They are also for preserving your eyes from the damaging UV rays of the sun.
Protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun.

According to Web MD,
"Too much UV light can cause cataracts. It can also destroy the retina, the lining at the back of your eyes that helps you see clearly. It could even cause tissue to grow over your eyeball."
Before you purchase those stylish sunglasses, check the tags to see if they block 99 to 100% of  UVA and UVB Rays! If so, Grab them shades, make your purchase, and put on that snazzy outfit to rock with your shades. That's right! Protect Your Eyes While Making A Fashion Statement.

Protect your eyes from Digital Devices.

Prolonged use of electronic devices; such as tablets, computers, and cell phones can cause Computer vision Syndrome (Digital Eye Strain). The more these devices are used, the more the symptoms of digital eye strain increase.

digital eye strain
Protect your eyes from digital eye strain

Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Blurred vision
  • Shoulder and neck pain

Stop Smoking

Smoking can lead to macular degeneration or cataracts. Macular degeneration demolishes the central vision, which is needed to drive, read, and see your family and friends' faces. It can cause blindness. Cataracts can cause your vision to be blurry.

According to the CDC,

"If you smoke:
  • You are twice as likely to develop macular degeneration compared with a nonsmoker.
  • You are two to three times more likely to develop cataracts compared with a nonsmoker."
Now, make sure you take all this into consideration when thinking about your future. Make sure to protect your eyesight and have an awesome day.

Author: Arica  Green (Arica G) is the Founder and Editor of  Inveigle Magazine. She created a premiere Lifestyle, Fashion, and Beauty Magazine to entice you towards positive change and increase the quality of life. With Arica's love for writing and informing the Universe about a variety of topics, Inveigle Magazine was born. Follow us @ Inveiglemagazi1 & on FB . View more articles by Arica Green

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