- Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Carrots contain lots of carotene and antioxidants which reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
- Salmon and sardines have high levels of Omega-3 fats which protect blood vessels in you eyes and reduce the risk of macualr degeneration. Studies also show that Omega-3 helps in the prevention of Dry Eye.
- Broccoli and brussel sprouts contain lots of vitamin C which are also great for your eyes.
WEAR A GOOD PAIR OF SUNGLASSES
Excessive UV exposure is harmful to your eyes and accelerate the onset of cataract and macular degeneration. Choose a pair of sunglasses that block out 100% UV rays – as do all sunglasses sold at Johns Opticians. Large or wrap around sunglasses are better as they protect your eyes from all sides. Polarised will not only reduce glare from sand, snow and water but will also filter out UV rays.
If you wear contact lenses it’s still a good idea to wear sunglasses to give your eyes the best possible protection.
If you like DIY or your work involves you being in a workshop then it’s essential to wear safety goggles. Your employer should provide with adequate eye protection. At Johns Opticians we can provide you with the appropriate safety eye wear that can be made to your prescription.
EXERCISE YOUR EYES
Eye exercises are sometimes advised at Johns Opticians if there’s a muscle imbalance present. In this section the exercises are designed to be a bit of fun and gives you a break from a hectic lifestyle.
- Jump Exercises: focus on an object in the distance and then focus on an object (e.g. pen) near to you approximately 15-20cm away. Repeat multiple times.
- Pen-to -nose: focus on a tip of a pen at arms length away from you. Slowly bring the pen close to your eyes and then slowly move it away from you. Try to keep the pen in focus at all times. Repeat several times.
- advisable to take regular breaks. Its a good idea to have a break every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds and repeat 20 times.
- Studies show that prolonged use of computer work can lead to eyestrain and headaches. If your work involves a lot of computer use then its
- Check that your computer screen is positioned correctly so that you are not straining your neck. Also ensure there’s sufficient lighting.
- At Johns Opticians we recommend an anti-reflective coating to reduce glare or a blue light filter on your lenses to reflect the harmful blue light omitted from your computer screen.