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  • Eye Diseases: Most Helpful Tips in Maintaining and Preventing Blurred Vision

    Spare yourself from getting eye diseases. Learn about the best ways to prevent blurred vision and maintain healthy eyesight.

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    How to prevent eye diseases and blurred vision

    We can avoid using thicker prescription glasses by taking care of our eyes. Although we can’t avoid having blurred vision as we age, there are ways that we can do to delay it from happening.

    Eye Diseases: Top 7 Tips in Maintaining and Preventing Blurred Vision

    Eye Diseases: Top 7 Tips in Maintaining and Preventing Blurred Vision

    This month of August is touted as Sight Saving Month and we, at Vimchi.info, would like to give you essential tips on how to prevent eye diseases and blurred vision.

    By following these tips, you can keep your eyes as healthy as possible, thereby, avoiding unwanted eye vision problems.

    EYE DISEASES

    By the end of 2020, it’s estimated that 50 million Americans will have eye diseases. Unfortunately, in the Philippines, we don’t have an accurate estimate for this subject.

    However, experts believed that 20% of grade school kids will suffer a certain form of eye vision problems.

    In addition to blurred vision, there are plenty more of eye diseases that can lead to blindness. These will include age related macular degeneration or AMD, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.

    Fortunately, these conditions can be prevented or somehow delay their development by taking care of your eyes.

    TIPS ON MAINTAINING A HEALTHY EYE VISION

    1. WEAR SUNGLASSES

    Eye sunburn is possible. It’s a condition that may lead to blurred vision and temporary vision loss.

    Too much exposure to the sun can cause damage to the retina. It may also lead to growth of non-cancerous and cancerous cells in the eyes.

    Tip: Always wear a pair of sunglasses that can protect against the damaging UV rays.

    2. LEARN ABOUT YOUR GENES

    Eye vision problems run in my family. My mother, for instance, has cataracts and macular degeneration.

    Thus, I regularly go to my ophthalmologist to make sure that I maintain good eye vision.

    Tip: Practice healthier lifestyle after learning that eye diseases run in your family. Don’t abuse your eyes by taking long showers after exhausting your eyes from watching TV or reading novels.

    3. FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET

    A healthy diet that consists of fruits and vegetables can help maintain your healthy eyes.

    Then, a regular exercise can fortify your eye vision, thereby, lowering your risks of having eye diseases and blurred vision later on.

    Tip: Make sure that your diet is rich in vitamin C, D, E, omega 3, zeaxanthin, lutein and zinc. Follow a regular exercise, like swimming, running or walking.

    4. PREVENT EYE FATIGUE

    Blurred vision and some eye diseases can be the result of computer vision syndrome.

    Tip: Always practice the 20-20-20 rule. That is, stare at your computer monitor for 20 seconds and look at a certain object that’s 20 feet away from you. Do these things in 20-minute intervals.  

    5. USE PROPER LIGHTING

    You must avoid reading or working in very low lighting as it can only strain your eyes.

    Tip: Use a desk lamp and adjust its setting to a point that it makes you comfortable to read.

    6. REFRAIN FROM USING EYE COSMETICS

    We love to put on eye liner and other eye cosmetics to make us look good. But these items can promote bacteria build up that may transfer to your eyes causing eye diseases.

    Tip: Don’t use your old makeup that has been dried up. Instead, always use new set of makeup and store it in a dry place.

    MOST IMPORTANT TIP IN AVOIDING EYE DISEASES

    Get enough sleep

    It’s the best way for you to rest your eyes and keep longer lasting eyesight.

    WRAPPING UP

    Eye diseases and blurred vision are inevitable as we age. However, we can delay them by following those tips mentioned above.

    Source:

    Understanding Vision Problems

     

    About the author

    Janey Danes Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology. She is also a contributor to Travel Philippines | Entertainment and Medical Technology Avenue. You can also find her on Google+.

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