Thursday, October 12, 2017

How To Protect Your Eyesight


How to Protect Your Eyesight

Protecting Your Eyesight

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.

Here are a few ways to protect your 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. Try eating green leafy vegetables and eggs to help protect your eyesight.

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Eat Nutritious Foods
According to the  American Optometric Association,
"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."

Visit Your Eye Doctor

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

Wear 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.

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 the computer screen.

Protect your eyes from the computer screen

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 increases.

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 face. It can cause blindness. Cataract 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  Hart (Arica G) is 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 Hart

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