While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7.
Our eyes work hard for us so we need to make sure they remain healthy, here are our top tips:
Make sure to get regular eye tests
Get your eyes tested every two years even if you think your vision is fine. Some eye conditions may not show any noticeable symptoms so regular check-ups are vital.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Protecting your eyes starts with the food you eat. Studies have shown that nutrients in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E may help to prevent age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Foods containing eye-friendly nutrients include green leafy vegetables, oily fish such as salmon and citrus fruits.
Protect your eyes from UV light
Protect your eyes when it is sunny or when you’re in high glare areas such as near snow or water. Cumulative UV exposure can increase your risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration.
Protect your eyes from hazards
If you work with hazardous or airborne materials at work or home, wear safety glasses or protective goggles to protect your eyes from injury.
Remember to take breaks
Although working at a computer will not harm the health of your eyes, sitting staring at a screen for long periods can cause ‘screen fatigue’ – sore, itchy or tired eyes; headaches; impaired colour perception and temporary blurring of your vision. So, it’s important to take regular breaks to keep your eyes feeling fresh and bright.