We should not take our eyes for granted. They are the means we see the world. Here are our top five eye care tips to help you take care of your eyes and your vision:
Rest cucumber slices on your eyes
Cucumbers will brighten the skin around your eyes and refresh them. Peel the cucumbers, slice them and place them on your eyes for about 15-20 minutes before bedtime. This helps to remove dark eye circles and reduce eye puffiness.
Cucumbers contain thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin B6, calcium magnesium, and other minerals that are essential for healthier eyesight. Include cucumbers in your diet too.
Don’t stress your eyes in a room that’s too dark or too bright
Reading in a dim-lighted room puts a lot of pressure on your eyes. According to a BBC report, your eyes adjust when you read in the dark and it places a strain on the eyes. Sometimes, that strain could lead to a headache and tired eyes. Reduce your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays by wearing sunglasses. At work, wear glasses with anti-reflective coating to protect your eyes from being strained by staring at the computer screens.
Take your daily dose of Vitamin A and C
Vitamin A can help protect the surface of the eye or the cornea which is essential for good vision. A good source of vitamin A is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, beef, chicken liver, whole milk and cheese.
Studies suggest long-term consumption of vitamin C may reduce the risk of cataract and macular degeneration, and loss of vision. Food with vitamin C includes strawberries, broccoli and oranges.
Rest is important for the body to regenerate. Lack of sleep can give rise to stubborn dark eye circles and eye bags. Over time, it may lead to sufferings from dry eye, eye spasm, glaucoma, and eye strain.
Schedule your next eye test
Even if your eyesight seems stable, it is still advisable to check on your vision regularly. We stress our eyes every day. A comprehensive eye exam once every two years with an optometrist should help you correct vision problems early.