Obviously, the eyes are one of your most important organs. Most people take their eye health for granted, however. But there are things you can do to protect your vision for life. Here are three tips:
Eat right. Diet and eye health have a direct correlation. The eyes need nutrients such as lutein, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins C and E to help prevent certain eye problems from developing. Start by incorporating green, leafy vegetables in your diet. You can also get omega-3 fatty acids from salmon and tuna. Even oranges and citrus fruits, because of their high levels of vitamin C, are good for your eyes.
Quit smoking. Smoking is bad for your entire body, but it directly leads to several eye conditions and can eventually cause vision loss. It might be hard to kick the habit, but with modern tools it is easier than ever.
Give your eyes a break. Working on a computer all day long can strain the eyes and cause dry eyes, headaches, and blurry vision. Make sure you look away from the screen from time to time. The rule is 20/20 — take a break every 20 minutes and look at a far away object for at least 20 seconds. It also helps to position the computer so that you will look slightly down at the computer screen.
Good eye health can prevent various eye conditions. Part of that health involves yearly eye checkups because many eye problems such as macular degeneration don’t show symptoms until vision loss is already occurring. Call us at Griffeth Vision to schedule your next checkup, 435-843-8333.