Balanced nutrition is of utmost importance for your overall health. There are certain items that you can include in your diet plan to improve the health of your eyes. It is never too late to change your eating habits for better health. Here are a few tips to help you take care of your eyes’ health.
Include a handful of almonds in your quick snacks. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E which helps in maintaining the lubricant in the eyes and prevent your eye from environmental damage. Other sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, and tomatoes.
Flaxseed has a high level of Omega-3 fatty acids in it. They play an important role in maintaining the health of your retina. Other sources of omega 3 fatty acids are Walnuts, Salmon, Halibut, and Soybeans.
Strawberries have a large amount of Vitamin C. In fact, strawberries contain more Vitamin C in one serving than that of oranges. Vitamin C can help decrease the risk of cataracts. Other major sources of vitamin C are oranges, kiwi, guava, sweet red peppers.
Brown rice and beans
Brown rice and beans are enriched in Zinc which enhances your body’s ability to absorb Vitamin A. they also help in antioxidant enzyme function. Zinc also protects the eyes from macular degeneration and night blindness. Other sources are cashews, spinach, seafood, beef and lamb.
Have lunch outdoors
By that, I mean that you should cook your meal and then take it outdoor to eat as the sun a free source of vitamin D and you should benefit from that. Vitamin D can aid in preventing age-related macular degeneration. Other sources of vitamin D are Milk, Salmon, Eggs, and mushrooms.
People who smoke are more likely to get cataracts, macular degeneration, and damage to optic nerve along with many other medical problems.
A good pair of sunglasses will not only add to your style but they will also protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Too much exposure to the UV rays can enhance the chances of macular degeneration and cataracts.
The best sunglasses will be one that blocks UVA and UVB up to 100%. Wraparound lenses protect the eyes from the sides. You can go with polarized lenses as they reduce glare.
There are contact lenses that provide protection from UV rays but wearing sunglasses is a good idea as they offer an extra layer.
Wear protective goggles
Always use safety eyewear or protective goggles while working with hazardous or airborne materials.
Sports like racquetball, ice hockey, and lacrosse can lead to an eye injury. Wearing protective goggles or helmets with sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses will provide good protection to your eyes.
Stop Spending time in front of the screens
Staring at the phone or computer screen for a long time can cause eye problems like blurry vision, eyestrain, dry eyes, headaches, and trouble focusing at a distance. To protect your eyes you can use prescription contacts or glasses. You can consult your doctor to get computer glasses for yourself.