Caring for Your Eyes
There is no arguing that our eyes are an extremely important attribute to the body. Without eyesight we would have lost what many people consider the most important sense. At some point in our lives it is likely we have taken our eyesight for granted, however the importance of looking after the eyes is somewhat understated. They should be protected and cared for correctly in order to avoid short and long term problems.
There are a few ways we can protect our eyes from the daily strains they go through and it is recommended to care for your eyes before any problems begin to surface. We have all heard the myth that carrots help you see in the dark and although this isn’t strictly true, eating the right foods can in fact improve the health of our eyes.
Vitamin A and antioxidants have been proven to help eyesight and one of the first symptoms of a vitamin A deficiency is night blindness. In order to protect your eyes further, avoid any injuries that may cause harm to the eyes. This may include wearing safety glasses whilst at work or sunglasses on sunny days and although it may seem like a small change, it will help to maintain the healthiness of the eyes.
It is important to take as many steps as possible to avoid any eye problems occurring, whether they are temporary or permanent. There are steps you can take that will help to maintain your eyesight and prevent problems in the future.
Although eyestrain doesn’t harm the eyes it can make them tired and strained, which could lead to fatigue and eye dryness. Although it is difficult to prevent this, especially if it is due to your working environment, there are steps you can take which will make the symptoms lessen, including taking regular breaks and having sufficient light. Going for regular checkups will allow you to catch any problems earlier on, making it easier to treat and overcome.
Eye conditions can form at any time, even with the appropriate safety measures. The most common temporary eye conditions include conjunctivitis and blepharitis. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, usually caused by bacteria or a virus.
While antibiotics won’t really solve the problem, eye drops can help to soothe the eye. Eye drops may be prescribed by a doctor for some conditions, however if you are suffering from dry eyes, natural eye drops will offer relief. Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, which causes redness, itching and irritation. Temporary eye conditions usually last for approximately a week, however, it is important to visit a GP as the symptoms may be linked to a more serious illness.