Can you imagine waking up and not being able to see anything but darkness? The mere thought of it cares you to the core, doesn’t it? Then why don’t you still pay attention to your eyes? They are vital part of our body and need to be taken care of. If you stress them too much by staring at the screen for long hours or by reading in dim light or not sleeping for long hours, then your eyes will give up earlier than their anticipated time. The eye muscles become weak and are not able to hold the crystalline line properly leading to poor vision. Following are habits that you can incorporate in your life to save your eye muscles and better.
To keep your body fit and healthy, you exercise. Similarly, to keep your eye muscles, you must exercise. Eye workout improves vision and strengthens the eye muscles. If you exercise properly, there is a slight possibility that your vision improves with time and you might not need to wear contacts or glasses anymore. Before beginning with eye exercises, first rub your fore finger and middle finger on the palm and apply the heat on the eye lids. First exercise is to roll your eyes. In upward and downward direction and then sideways. Repeat it ten times in every direction. Next exercise is to focus your eyesight on an object. Grab an object, probably a pen. Keep it at eye level. Hold the object at arm’s length and bring it closer while focus your eyes on the tip of the pen. Stop when the pen is six inches away from your eyes. And the last is to massage your eyes and temples.
Antioxidants provide the nutrients required for healthy eyes. Carrots, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, egg yolks and pumpkin are primary sources of antioxidants. Vitamin A, E and C are the most vital vitamins required for healthy eyes. These vitamins have zinc and copper which are essential for eyes. Fishes like salmon, cod, sardines and mackerel are good for eyes as they contain DHA, which is responsible for strengthening cell membranes of the eye.
Rest to Repair
Finally, you need to rest your eyes time to time to keep them functioning properly. You need to sleep for at least six hours. Sleep helps eyes repair and recover. You should rest for your eyes for ten minutes for every 50 minutes reading session or on screen working session. If your eyes are a little too stressed, then you can place cucumbers on them. Cucumber slices hydrate your eyes and cool them down.
Keep blinking as it lubricates the eyes. And when you go out in the sun, protect your eyes from UV rays with sun shades. While driving, do not point vents directly near your eye as it will suck the moisture out of your eye. Before going to bed, make sure you have removed all your makeup and contacts. If you wear contacts for longer than recommended periods, then it cuts off the oxygen supply of the eyes.