Ways To Maintain Good Eyesight

Ways To Maintain Good Eyesight

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By Dr Neha ShuklaOphthalmology

Eyes are one of the most important organs of the body. The quality and vision of life improve when you have a healthy eyesight. Some of the sight disorders may lead to vision impairment problems. It mainly affects in older ages.

By adopting various ways to maintain good eyesight can do a world of good to you.

Some of the steps include:

  1. A Comprehensive Eye Exam: Even if you are having a perfect vision, consulting your doctor and having a comprehensive exam can do better for you. It is because sometimes the symptoms are not that dominant such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy etc. A dilated eye exam is necessary in this case.
  2. Having a Family History: If you have someone in your family suffering from eye disorder especially your parents or siblings, you could be at a higher risk of getting vision problems. So, a constant check-up can do a world of good to you.
  3. Maintain an optimum weight: As you know that obesity can lead to numerous problems and is known as mother of all disease. It can lead to diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma eye disorders.
  4. Abstain from smoking and drinking: Tobacco and too much intake of alcohol can lead to serious health disorders and it can badly impact your eyes too. QUIT it.
  5. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.
  6. Wear your shades: While walking in the sun wear your shades and protect yourself from UV rays.
  7. Water your eyes: It is better for you to keep your eyes moisturized as it would lead to dry eye syndrome.
  8. Eat right: Stay tight and eat right. Healthy eating has a positive impact on your eyesight.
  9. Rest: Give your eyes a proper rest e.g. get to sleep on time and do not let the eyes open for a long time.
  10. Keep the screen at a fair distance: Constantly viewing screen from shorter distance for longer time causes Computer Vision Syndrome that affects eyes badly.