The last two years have been very difficult for us. During the global Kovid pandemic, we saw a moment that none of us expected. Due to confinement, we had to be quarantined and locked up at home. If anyone around us had the slightest cold or cough, we would be scared. The culture of work from home also became common during Kovid. People didn’t go to the office and started working from home. Because of this, people’s screen time increased more than before and they started spending more time on laptops, computers and phones. Because of this, not only did many diseases surround him, but it also had a serious effect on his eyes. Many people also have to deal with many problems such as burning their eyes and not seeing well.
In this regard, Dr. Anoop Rajadhyaksha, an ophthalmologist and medical consultant at ENTOD International says that when you stay home you can adopt some ways to maintain eye health, such as taking breaks for the screen, eating healthy for the eyes and carrying computer glasses. These methods can save your eyes from unnecessary pressure.
During lockout, your screen exposure has increased due to excessive viewing of your favorite web programs and work from home. Excessive use of electronic devices can cause a variety of eye problems, such as dryness, itching, and redness, as well as eye discharge, water, and headaches. Let us know what you can do to maintain eye health.
Eat nutritious foods for eye health
According to ophthalmologists, eating healthy foods is the only way to take care of your eye health. He also suggests that instead of taking vitamin pills, try to get nutrition from food.
Start with green leafy vegetables
What should be your dish if you want to keep your eyes healthy, says Dr. Rajadhyaksha? Start with spinach or lettuce topped with colorful vegetables. The nutrients found in green leafy vegetables, lutein and zeaxanthin, help with eye diseases.
According to the National Institute of Medicine, vitamin A, which is found in all yellow and orange vegetables, including carrots and sweet potatoes, improves eye health. Fruits such as bananas, grapes and mangoes are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which prevent eye disease. Omega 3 is great for producing tears and relieves dry eyes, so salmon or other cold-water fish should be part of your diet.
Take a break from work and the screen
In this sense, says Dr. Rajadhyaksha, close your eyes for a few seconds every 15-20 minutes and let them rest. Massage the muscles around the eyes or wash your face every two hours. Avoid rubbing your eyes with your hands. If you have dry eyes, keep blinking. If you use your screen a lot, follow a new training routine or learn a new skill. This will allow you to spend less time with your computer and focus more on other things.
Buy good quality glasses that block the blue light
The blue light emitted by computer screens is harmful to our eyes, especially when we keep our eyes exposed for a long time. Computer glasses, also known as blue light blocking glasses, are very useful for reducing the effects of digital eye pressure. These special glasses block the high-energy visible light (HEV) emitted by almost all optical screens. These lock glasses are more important when using your computer until late at night because the blue light emitted from your computer or laptop at night can cause trouble sleeping. Other than that, working in low light or dark is not good for your eye health, as it can cause eye fatigue.
Spend time with family and pets
Finally, spend time with your family, be it your parents, your siblings, or even your pets. Spending time with family will make you feel comfortable and give you a break from your computer and laptop. You can also play indoor games that will keep you busy.
Aside from these methods, you can also take nutrient-rich foods for your eyes, which will keep them healthy. So we know, what are these nutrients?
According to nutritionists, vitamin A helps reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which is a common eye problem. In addition, it also protects the eyes from sun damage. Beta-carotene, an organic pigment found in plants, also plays an important role in maintaining a clean, healthy cornea.
Vitamin E plays an important role in maintaining the balance between antioxidants and free radicals in the body and maintaining healthy eye cells.
It is essential for making collagen and giving structure to the cornea and sclera, which form the outer covering of the eyeball.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin
They are beneficial for filtering harmful high energy blue light. Apart from that, they protect the eyes from degeneration.
Omega 3 is a very important fatty acid that helps protect your eyes from dryness and pain.
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