Improve The Health Of Your Eyes
Eyes are precious things, aren’t they. You need to be protecting them as much as possible, viewing them as the most important part of your face. Here are some tips to help you do so:
Eating healthily affects many parts of your body, including eyes. By filling your plate with a variety of leafy green vegetables, oily fish like salmon and tuna, eggs, nut, citrus fruits, even pork and oysters, you are increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamin C. This will help stave off visual ailments such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
- Don’t smoke
There is a direct link between smoking and cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration. Now is the time to stop smoking; there are more ways than ever to make this happen. Visit your GP for further advice.
- UV sunglasses
Sunglasses are not just for celebs; they can protect you from UV radiation which is detrimental to your vision, to be avoided as much as possible. A good pair of sunglasses is a long-term investment. Keep a pair of handy in the car (with polarized lenses), and have another for general use in the garden, and out and about. Ensure they block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
- Work and play
Use protective goggles if your job involves working with hazardous or airborne materials. Even sports such as lacrosse, hockey, squash and cricket can lead to terrible injuries to your eyes and so sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses are highly desirable.
- Screen time
Consult an optician about which glasses or contact lens prescription will help you when looking at a screen for a prolonged period of time. Acuvue contact lenses come in a wide range of options and can provide UV protection, help with astigmatism, presbyopia, and help alleviate some of the symptoms of being at a screen if your job requires it.
Regular eye examinations are important. They can diagnose diseases like glaucoma that have no obvious symptoms. It is essential to spot them early so that effective treatment can be provided. Acuvue contact lenses have been innovators in the lab since 1988 and are recommended by many opticians. As part of Johnson & Johnson Ltd they are committed to using the most recent, cutting-edge research to help you be confident that your eyes are getting the best protection that money can buy.