Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes Everyday - South Arkansas Sun

Avoid rubbing your eyes. The hands are exposed to a lot of dirt, dust and bacteria, and all of these can be easily transferred to your peepers each time you touch or rub them

Practice frequent hand washing. Wash your hands regularly to keep bacteria at bay and prevent them from getting in contact with your eyes, eyeglasses, and contact lenses.

Protect your eyes from the sun Exposure to sunlight and UV rays increases your risk for age-related macular degeneration and may cause cornea sunburn or photokeratitis.

Stay hydrated Sufficient fluid intake is essential to your body’s overall wellbeing, including the eyes. If you’re hydrated enough

Don’t smoke Smoking makes you more susceptible to age-related macular degeneration and other eye conditions such as cataract.

Keep a balanced diet Beta-carotene, Lutein, Omega-3, Lycopene, and Vitamins C, A, and E are essential for maintaining your eye health

Keep proper monitor distance and room lighting Computer monitors should be positioned about an arm’s length away from the eyes and 20 degrees below eye level

Get enough sleep Just like the rest of your body, your eyes need to recharge too, and this happens while you sleep.

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