Our eyes are of course very important. I only wear glasses because I use extra oxygen. Because I don’t want to leave my house with a tube in my face, I have special glasses. I normally don’t wear glasses. But how important are your eyes? Very important! Are we then just as frugal at our eyes as we are with our facial skin, for example?
These days most people are aware of the need to eat well, watch their weight and get plenty of exercise. But, few people give much thought to the fact that they need to look after their eyes too. It is not hard to do. You just need to follow the following short guide.
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Have your eyesight tested regularly
Everyone should get their eyes tested at least once per. You should not wait until your eyesight starts to fail.
Buy good quality glasses
Use your prescription to buy a set of good quality glasses from somewhere like EyeBuyDirect.com. Make sure that they fit properly. If they slide down your nose while you are reading or looking at a screen you will be straining your eyes. Your vision can only be accurately corrected if your glasses sit on your face properly. This is especially the case if you wear bifocals.
Keep your eye glasses clean
You need to keep your eyeglasses clean. There are several reasons for this.
Firstly, if the lenses are dirty they cannot do the job of adjusting your vision properly. Without realising it your eyes will have to strain to see things clearly enough.
The other reason is that dirty glasses can be a home for tiny mites and fungus. These can cause infections in your eyes and sometimes your skin. You can find out more about this from this website.
Keeping your hands clean can also reduce the risk of eye infections. People touch their eyes dozens of times every day.
Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your eyes is to wear sunglasses. Ultraviolet light does a lot of damage. Choose a pair that offers protection from both UVA and UVB light.
Cleanse your eyes every day
When you wash your face, make sure that you do not miss your eyes. Don’t use soap and do not rub the area around your eyes too vigorously. The skin in this area is very soft and thin. So, it is easy to stretch and damage it. You do not want to speed up the rate at which you develop droopy eyelids or wrinkles.
Instead, take a clean flannel, and wet it using fresh-flowing warm tap water. Wring it out and press it gently against your eye. This will soften any mucus. After about a minute, take another corner of the flannel and very gently wipe them. This will remove any softened gunk.
Treat infections fast
If you do get an infection, book in with your doctor or speak to a pharmacist, the sooner you treat them the better. The ecosystem in your eye is very delicate. It does not take much to upset the balance. When things get out of kilter it can take a long time for your eyes to recover and get back to normal.
Get enough sleep
Only when your eyes are completely closed are they able to relax and rejuvenate. So, make sure that you get enough sleep.
Lastly, you should eat well and get plenty of exercise. Numerous studies have shown that this really helps to keep your eyes healthy.
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