One of the most important organs and also one of the most taken-for-granted ones is the eyes. We often do not realise the importance of our eyes, at least, not until the point when your vision becomes compromised. The eyes are fragile organs and can be damaged with the slightest dust particle or wound. Let’s take a look at some of the eye problems one might face, how to detect them and lastly how best to avoid them.
While most of the day to day eye problems can be solved by a good rinse, if any of the below mentioned problems lasts longer, you should know that your eyes needs help.
- Itching or dryness in the eye
- Objects seem to appear less sharp
- An injury on the eye or the surrounding parts
- Double vision
- Redness of eyes accompanied with pain
- Blurry image created in sight, like a curtain drawn over the eyes
- Floaters in the eye
- Trouble distinguishing between colours
Watch out for these signs that tell you, that you need to visit an ophthalmologist. However, as they say, ‘Prevention is better than cure’. So, let’s now look at some ways in which we can take care of our eyes better.
- Don’t smoke, as the smoke is dangerous to the delicate eye
- Eat a good amount of fruits daily
- Wear sunglasses outdoors to prevent sunrays, dust and dirt from hitting the eye
- Take regular breaks from staring constantly into the computer and phone screens
Besides these, there are also some food items that you can add to your diet for the benefit of your eyes.
- Citrus fruits which are rich in vitamin C
- Carrots – they are rich in vitamin A
- Water, to help keep you hydrated and prevent dry eyes
- Fish which are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids
- Nuts and dry fruits that are again a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids
With this article we hope you “see” the benefits of eye care. If you want to continue seeing the world with your eyes, do not take them for granted!