Caring for your eyes

October 13th, 2011 by Team Healthizen
Eye Care Your eyes are not just connectors to the outside world. They are also mirrors of your mind, body and soul, reflecting much of all that is happening inside too. Delicate as they are, the eyes are one of the most beautiful assets of the human body. Most of us take our eyes for granted and overstrain or misuse them, only to repent at a later stage in life. So, as you read on, realize that you are using your eyes, and be thankful that you have good vision. Just close your eyes for a few seconds and experience the darkness that the visually impaired go through all their life.

Simple things can go a long way in protecting your eyes. For example, washing your eyes with drinking water is a better idea, so that you don’t get them infected with contaminated water. Wearing glares whenever you go out in the sunlight, especially in the afternoons, can help to protect the eyes from any damage due to the harsh ultraviolet radiations in the sun’s rays. Regular eye checkups at least once in every six months are a must for everyone.

If you suffer from any eye problems, you should get carefully examined by an ophthalmologist and then get investigated to rule out any dangerous pathology. You need to be careful because deteriorating eyesight could be due to various reasons, ranging from congenital disorders and eyestrain to nutritional deficiencies and other local or systemic diseases. Treatment would depend upon the diagnosis. Reversing the pathology may not be possible in every case. However, if detected early, the progress of the disease can at least be arrested or slowed down.

Although heredity does play a role in the development of some eye problems, not all eye diseases have heredity to blame. Various factors such as sleep habits, occupation, faulty diets, systemic illnesses, and local eye irritation can lead to eye disorders. It is therefore always advisable to consult an ophthalmologist first before going to see an optician because just using corrective lenses is not a good idea without knowing what is causing the problem.

In many cases, making dietary changes and doing visual acuity exercises can help to improve vision and thereby eliminate the need for glasses. Antioxidants seem to play a vital role in eye care. Therefore, foods, which are rich in beta carotene, the precursor of vitamin A, and antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, omega 3 fatty acids,   zeaxanthin, and lycopene, are invaluable in the prevention as well as treatment of eye disorders.

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One Response to “Caring for your eyes”

  1. Mohammed Azad says:

    Thanks for healthy citizen group. You are giving very important messages to us. People are living in different conditions want to know about their health. So this help us to think about our golden human body system