Our eyes are an important part of our health. However, in the modern world the impact on the eyes has increased significantly. Not only sitting in front of a computer can harm our eyesight. Modern technologies have provided us with electronic books and all kinds of gadgets that we use in our everyday life. No wonder why there are so many factors to cause discomfort in the eyes, such as irritation, redness, dryness and others. Unfortunately, these factors may eventually end up in vision problems and even blindness.
Following simple rules will help you to maintain healthy eyes well for a long time.
Organized workplace. Most of us spend an integral part of the day at work. Hence, there’s a necessity to organize the workplace well. First of all, make sure that your workplace is well-lit. The light has to be not too bright and diffused. Do not place a source of light next to your computer. Light reflection and glistening on the monitor may increase the impact on the eyes.
Make breaks at least every 2 hours. You don’t even have to leave your workplace. Find an object in the distance and look at it for about 10-15 minutes to relax your eyes.
Pick the right distance. Do not read too close. If you are reading a book, the safe distance between the book and your eyes is about 35 cm, whereas a computer monitor has to be in about 70 cm distance for your eyes.
Practice workplace eye safety. Making eye gymnastics once or twice a day can help you to keep your eyes in a good state. One of the easiest exercises is to move your eyes in all directions without moving your head. Repeat the exercise 10-15 times. You can also close your eyes and roll them in different geometrical shapes.
Do not forget about nutrition. There are plenty of products that promote vision improvements. For example, carrots rich in beta-carotene have a positive effect on the eyesight. Antioxidants, contained in blackberry, strengthen eye blood vessels and stimulate better blood circulation.
Eyesight checkup. Do not neglect a visit to an ophthalmologist, if you feel any disturbances in your eyesight. Most of the eye diseases are 100% curable only when treated timely.
Give up bad habits. Scientific studies have revealed evidence of tobacco harmful effect of on the eyes. Regular smoking increases the risk of developing cataract or age-related macular degeneration as well as optic nerve damage, that can result in blindness.