What new things are you going to try or do as the New Year is at your door steps? Whether you are a kind of person who makes new year resolutions every year to start a new project or change a habit or you are a kind of person who does not believe in the absurdity of associating a change in your life with the arrival of a new year, here is a small list of things you can do to keep your eyes healthy.
Get an eye check up
If you have not been examined by an ophthalmologist in the recent years, get an appointment. Get your eyes checked. There are many diseases and conditions which silently and progressively affect your eyes’ health. You may not notice any symptoms initially and the disease may be too advanced before you notice them.
Getting an eye examination by a qualified health professional may reveal conditions like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and may save you from blindness or severe visual loss especially the irreversible ones.
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Reduce eye strain
Promise yourself that you will reduce the amount of time you spend on staring at computer, tablet and phone screens. Too much of near work especially on bright screens is responsible for moderate to severe eye strain and is quite common in modern life. If you cannot, for any reason reduce the time you spend with such devices, at least reduce the screen brightness significantly and follow the 20-20-20 rule.
Take Rainbow Diet
Many eye conditions are caused or aggravated by poor nutrition. We can also prevent many conditions by eating healthy. A balanced diet with sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals is vital for eye health. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. To make it simple, try to eat fruits and vegetables with all colors in a rainbow. The colors belong to important nutrients found in those colorful fruits and vegetables. It is important not only for eyes but for the whole body.
Big things begin with small ideas. Think about the above advice. Whether you implement them in a new year or any new day, you will start having benefits the moment you make those changes.