Visual sense is one of the biggest gifts to be treasured. Eye care should form a significant part of the daily routine. Simple steps if followed in daily life will ensure proper eye sight even during old age. However, the number of people suffering from one or the other type of eye ailment is astonishing. In United States alone, the estimates show that more than two million people lose a part of their eye vision every single year and five hundred thousand become blind.
It is impossible to avoid straining the eyes in today's world. Long hours of staring at the computer screen has a very negative impact on the eyes. But certain steps could be followed to lessen the impact of over straining. Never work in dim light and especially avoid reading in moving vehicles. While working on a computer blink as often as possible, blinking lubricates and relaxes the eyes. Rubbing the eyes very hard is also not good. Another thing that can be done to relax the eyes is to close them and count to 5 before opening them.
It is also very important to take care of eyesight since an early age. Children are more prone to certain eye troubles. So it very significant to look for early symptoms such as
- using a finger to read
- holding the books close to the face
- too much rubbing or blinking of the eyes
- having red, watery and crusty eyes
What one eats definitely affects the overall health including the health of the eyes. Vitamins C, A and E, folic acid, selenium and zinc are emphatically beneficial for the health of your eyes. Whoever said that carrots and grapes are good for eyesight was surely not joking.
Eye specialists have always advised to follow one or more kinds of eye exercises. They are simple and can be exercised just about anywhere. The first way to exercise the eyes is to look straight ahead at eye level, then gently look towards your right at the same level and then towards the left. Repeat this process three to five times. Similarly, lift the eyes up then down, and repeat this process three to five times. Finally, with the eyes make circles, first clockwise then anti clockwise. Repeat it an equal number of times. Don't forget to spatter the eyes with cold water. Apply cotton wool pads, soaked in rose water on the eyes. Press gently and leave for 10 to 15 minutes, preferably before closing in at night.