The Best Way to Get Healthy Eye

Oct 6, 2020

Introduction

In this era, it is a norm that people seeing electronic devices every day. Malaysians’ average screen time is 3.15 hours per day, which exceeded the recommended limit of two hours per day’. Direct exposure of eyes to blue and UV rays will lead to eye strain. In the long term, more eye complications will be built up.

Fortunately, eye strain is preventable, and the symptoms can be alleviated through eye health tips and natural remedies.

Eyes Health Tips2,3
 

Rest eyes every 20 minutes for 20 seconds by looking at things
that are 20 feet away

 

1.Adjust monitor distance – 3 feet or arm length away from eyes
2.Add a laptop stand – to centre the screen to your eyes
3.Tailor a proper lighting – for both laptop and environment

 

To keep your eyeballs moist and eye muscles relaxed

 

1.Eat right – eat plenty of dark and green leafy vegetables,
as well as fishes that are high in omega-3
2.Physically active – reduce pressure in eyes, increase blood flow
to optic nerve and retina
3.Quit smoking – smoking bring harm to optic nerve in the eyes

 

Protect eyes from UV ray damage

 

Wear safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes during sports and works,
such as construction work, lab work or doing home repairs

Eyes Health Tips2,3
 
 

a.Bilberry

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Improves delivery of oxygen and blood to the eyes, improving retinal abnormalities and help in adaptation to dim light environment

b. Lycium

  • One of the rich sources of carotenoids, the natural red or orange pigments found in plants
  • Carotenoids are mainly found in the macula (the center portion of the eye retina)
  • It helps to provide nutrients to macular to prevent aging eyes

c. Eyebright

  • Tannins, the active ingredients that play the roles in the reduction of inflammation and swelling in the eyes.

d. Lutein

  • A carotenoid found in macula and retina as a colour pigment in the eyes, with reported anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Serve as “internal sunglasses” to filter the harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
  • Important in improving vision health and reducing the risk of chronic eye diseases, including ARMD and cataracts

e. Zeaxanthin

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Also play the role of “internal sunglasses” as lutein to protect eyes from light damage.
  • Zeaxanthin protect the eyes from retinal damage and prevent from macular degeneration

f. Vitamins and Minerals

  • Vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Beta-carotene (Vitamin A), selenium and zinc.
  • They are important as antioxidants, supporting collagen and blood vessels in the eyes, and form protective melanin to protect the eyes.

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Your sight is precious. Hence, take good care of them before losing them.

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