How to Take Care of Your Eyes

December 10, 2012
Our eyes are very important in our daily lives. Taking care of them is not hard as long as we know what to do. If something’s not right, go to the doctor or optometrist for check-up. 



 
Here are few ways to take care of our eyes:
  • Eat food rich in Vitamin A and beta carotene.
  • Wear UV protective glasses when out under the sun.
  • Do not wear contact lenses more than recommended hours (soft: 12 hours/day, semi-soft 10 hours/day, hard: 8 hours/day).
  • If your work requires the use of computer, rest your eyes more frequently. If you have small computer, get an additional monitor or choose a video wall suitable for you.  Small monitor can cause eye strain.  
  • To prevent puffiness, press cold cucumbers for 10 minutes.  Cucumbers have ascorbic acid and caffeic acid that helps in preventing water retention. In other words, it can help relax your tired eyes.
  • Choose well lit areas to do the reading. Do not read in dim light. That will also stress your eyes. Rest if your eyes feel tired.


How about you? How do you take care of your eyes?

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14 comments:

  1. Great tips. We all need supplements and help ourself to have healthy eye.

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  2. Hindi ko mabasa ang post. Perhaps something wrong with my vision. LOl Perfect advice Sis.

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  3. I am a far sighted person and you are absolutely right with your point of view. Thanks for the tips.

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  4. I wear contact lenses up to 8 hours and over the years, it doesn't work fine anymore. Been using contacts since 1998 in lieu of my spectacles. I have actually been recommended to undergo lasik. In no time, I will. It's hard when all the precautionary measures to protect our eyes hasn't been taken into account. Regrets come too late and that's what happened to me.

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  5. For us working online, it is indeed a must to be healthy and take care of our eyes.

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  6. Timely reminders for people who work with specific continuous use of the eyes.

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  7. great reminders to take care of our eyes, am guilty of tiring my eyes sometimes :(

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  8. Thanks for the tips. I always in front of the computer I might do what your tips are.

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  9. that's good way to remind us on how to takes good care of our eyes

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  10. Helpful tips. I am already aware of these things since I am wearing eyeglasses more that 10 years ago but I oftentimes forget it especially when I am very focused with my online tasks.

    Cucumber... yes, might as well use it in a bit. Thanks!

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  11. This is a good tip, cucumber really helps our eyes, I will really have to try that this times since I am expose to computers everyday.

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  12. thanks for this tips! i am afraid i need to go to the optometrist to check on my eye sight again.

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  13. I don't rinse my face with water at night, specially after a tiring day..I use a facial cleanser to avoid making my eyes wet, I learned that from someone. I think it's a good trick to avoid eye spasm(I am not sure if it's what it's called, lol)

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  14. thanks for sharing all these tips, its always handy to know them and to remind us to take good care of our eyes. :)

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