The Importance of your Eyes

The Importance of your Eyes

We live in an ever increasingly visual society. We have computers, tablets, phones and images are everywhere, so it is very important to take extra care your eyes and not to abuse something so precious and irreplaceable. Your eyes are one of the most important organs in your body. Without them our lives would be so much more difficult and yet we take them for granted.

Many things can harm your eyes, radiation, smog, computer, sun exposure, cigarette smoking, poor diet, dirty contact lenses, old make-up, drugs and many more. It is important to be aware of these things because ignorance is the worst of all.

A good diet is a very important factor in taking good care of your eyes. Eat foods such as broccoli, bell peppers, and Brussels sprouts because they contain a lot of vitamin C. Salmon, tuna, sardines, trout, and halibut because they contain omega 3 fatty acids which protect the tiny blood vessels in your eyes. Sweet potatoes, carrots and spinach also promote good eye health because they contain beta carotene which is a potent antioxidant that reduces the risk of macular degeneration.

Don’t make a habit of using eye drops for tired eyes because chronic use can cause eye problems. Eye drops work by constricting the flow of blood to the eyes and thereby depriving it of oxygen. Eventually your eyes become accustomed to the eye drops and eventually these stop working. Instead of eye drops you can try putting cucumber slices, potato slices or tea bags over your tired eyes.

Don’t forget to replace your eye make-up at least every 6 months. Buy brands that don’t contain mercury which can damage your eyes and even cause blindness. And remember to remove your eye make-up before going to bed.

Always wear UV protective sunglasses when you are in the sun. Exposure to UV has been linked to cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions.

And lastly, do not neglect your eyes. Many eye problems and diseases can be treated if caught early. Take good care of your eyes so they last you a lifetime. Your eyes are your window to the world. It’s important to take care of them. On these pages you will find useful tips on how to take care of your eyes. I hope you put them in practice.

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