The eye is the jewel of the body. Can you imagine going through a day without opening your eyes? Is taking care of your eyes really at the top of your priority list? Probably not, but it likely needs to be a little higher than it is right now.  Think about how much your eyes do for you all the day long, from the moment you snap them open to. You know, begin your day, to when you close them at night so you can finally get some rest. Taking care of your eyes is essential.

Eyes are one of the most important channels we use to gather information and make sense of the world around us. We also use our eyes to express how we feel knowingly or unwittingly in a way that is often more powerful than spoken words.

Incorporating a few habits into your daily routine is all it’s going to take to care for your eyes. It is never too late to start. Pick up some tips from this article and start cultivating some good eye care habits and practices to improve your eyes health today.

1.Wear Appropriate Eye-wear

Not just for looking cool. Sun damage is serious business for your eyes. Whether you are working in your yard or playing sports, always remember to wear protective eyewear to avoid the risk of injury.  You need year-round UV protection for your eyes. Always wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection. If you’re going swimming, wear goggles to avoid exposing your eyes to chlorine.

2. Eat Foods That Promote Healthy Eyesight

Diets are surprisingly helpful when trying to practice daily eye care. Important minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants found in foods and strengthen the eyesight are beta-carotene, lutein, vitamins C, A and E, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. Examples of foods where these nutrients are found are the following-

  • Citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges are rich in Vitamin C, which protects the eyes against infections and diseases.
  • Zinc and other minerals that helps promote proper vision are abundant in eggs, grapes, and dark berries.
  • Carrot is known to be associated with improving the eyesight. It is packed with beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. Lutein and lycopene are phytonutrients that protect the eyes from sun damage and UVB radiation.
  • Salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 improves memory and brain function.

3. Get enough sleep

Sleep is the most natural form of eye care. Just like the rest of your body parts, your eyes need recharge too, and this happens while you sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to increased strain and make your eyes look unhealthy. So make sure that you get sufficient shut-eye each day to keep your eyes revitalized and healthy.

4. Stay Hydrated

Appropriate fluid intake is essential to the body’s overall well-being, including the health of your eyes. Hydrating throughout the day will prevent your eyes from becoming dry and irritated as the day goes on. If you’re hydrated enough, you prevent your eyes from getting dry and irritated.

5. Give your eyes a break

Do some stretching and exercise to prevent computer vision syndrome, eye fatigue and back pains. Most Doctors advise looking up and away from the computer for at least 20 minutes to relax the muscles inside the eyes. Avoid putting your hands to your eyes to prevent infection and irritation.

Final Thoughts

  • Do not ignore even the slightest sign of discomfort in your eyes occur.
  • If you have any questions at about your eye health, call your eye doctor or get one if you don’t have one already.
  • A lot of times, eye conditions can be reversed or controlled if they’re caught early.
  • Future you might thank present you for sticking with an eye-care routine.