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5 Dangerous Habits that Ruin Your Eye’s Health

Are you trying to keep your vision in tip top shape?

Do you know that the most common things we do on a daily basis can seriously damage our eyes?

Here are a few examples:

1. Are your blinkers on?

I know how busy you must be in your day to day activities, but don’t forget to blink your eyes. You see, when you blink, your eyes get “cleaned”. Basically, a layer of tears swipe away all dirt and dead cells. In addition, this process keeps your eyes moisturized, protecting them against dry-eye syndrome.

This is a serious condition that could lead to serious vision damage: scratching of the cornea, infections etc.

So, to avoid all this, close your eyes at least once every 15 minutes.

2. Are you prone to allergies?

This can affect your eye health. You see, the more you rub your eyes, the more you could weaken your cornea (the outermost layer of the eye). In addition, the watery eyes that you experience is just an inflammatory response. In other words, it’s not the same eye lubricant as I mentioned in the first part.

Also, antihistamines cause eye dryness.

Related: Anti-Allergy Beverages – Natural Remedies You Need

3. Give your eyes a break.

Watching the TV hours on end can be extremely damaging for your eyes. Also, looking at your device (computer, laptop, phone) not only can cause slouching..

Related: Slouching Is More Dangerous to Your Health Than You Might Think

…But the blue light emitted by these devised seriously ruin your circadian rhythm, which means it becomes harder to fall asleep, and you’ll have more trouble with insomnia.

Wait! There’s more.

Staring at something so close to you can cause eye muscle fatigue which leads to irritation and blurred vision.

To stop this, you can follow the 20/20/20 rule.

Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds

Related: Eye Health – 7 Tips to Naturally Sharpen Your Eyesight

4. See to your nutrition.

Your eyes need certain substances to keep healthy. Therefore, make sure you eat foods rich in:

  • Zeaxanthin
  • Omega 3
  • Lutein

Related: Two Simple Steps to Keep Your Eyes in Excellent Shape

5. Get polarized sunglasses.

Last but not least, the only way you can protect from the damaging effect of the sun (except from avoiding it) is by getting proper shades.

As we get older, cataracts start to form. But that doesn’t mean we should stop having fun. You can avoid it by simply buying a pair of reliable sunglasses that will protect your eyes from further damage.

Look for 98-100% UVA and UVB blockage labels on your polarized sunglasses and you’re covered.

What do you think of these tips?

Are you aware of other vision hacks that you’d like to share?

 

I look forward to reading your replies in the comments below.

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To your health!

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