The eye is one of the most precious gifts bestowed upon us by mother nature hence, it should be taken care of and maintained well.
Every sense organ is important in their own way. This article throws some light on the details of the human eyes, how they function and how to protect them.
Here are some tips to maintain good eye health:
Eating for a better vision: –
The success to better vision starts from the plate. It has been supported by studies that regular consumption of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, lutein and vitamins C and E might help ward off eye problems related to age
Consumption of grapes :-
Regular consumption of grapes protects the retina from deterioration and hence contributes to better eye health.
Consumption of pumpkin :-
Regular consumption of pumpkin has the following benefit to the eye:
It is a rich source of antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin, they act as a sunscreen to the eye by filtering out harmful wavelengths of light.
It is high in zinc. Zinc helps in keeping the retina healthy.
It is rich in vitamins. Vitamin A found in pumpkin protects the cornea and improves the vision in low-intensity light.
Consumption of carrots:-
Carrots are good for eyes because it contains beta-carotene and lutein.
Beta-carotene is a carotenoid pigment which is a precursor for vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiencies can lead to blindness, cataracts or macular degeneration.
Lutein is an important antioxidant. Food rich in lutein can increase the density of the pigment in the macula, as pigment density increases, the retina is protected more and the risk for macular degeneration decreases.
Other common foods that also contribute to eye health are:
Green leafy vegetables e.g. kale
Fish e.g. tuna, since they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids
Eggs, beans, soya or anything rich in protein
Citrus fruits or juices since they contain Vitamin C
Say bye to smoking :- Studies have linked smoking to the risk of cataract, macular degeneration (degeneration of macula – part of retina) and optic nerve damage which can all lead to blindness.
Stop staring at a computer/television screen for long : It can lead to blurry vision, eyestrain and short-sightedness.
To avoid this, we can:
Position the top of the monitor at the same level as that of your eye
Use prescribed glasses or contact lens
Use an anti-glare screen if necessary.
Do the eye exercise at times when it’s needed (stress, blurry vision) : The six muscles surrounding the eye can be trained to improve perfect vision
For few seconds, roll your eyes in the clockwise direction
For the same amount of time roll your eyes again anti-clockwise
Repeat this four or five times, blinking your eyes in between each set.
Take a relaxed position
Concentrate your vision on a distant object for three to five minutes daily.
Blink your eyes 20 to 30 times rapidly without squeezing your eyes shut.
Then, close your eyes and let them rest for a few seconds.
Repeat this twice daily.
Repeat the exercises on a regular basis, at least for a few months, to get positive results.
Resources :- MEDINFI