5 everyday things that you do to hurt your eyesight!
Eyes are very precious and one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. According to experts, those with the perfect vision should also consult a doctor at least once every year. But how many of us do that? Many day-to-day activities that we do can have a negative impact on our eyes. It is very important to ensure that your eyes are protected.
Here are 5 daily activities that can cause damage to your eyes, and ways to avoid them.
Not wearing sunglasses
Powerful sunrays are definitely not good for your eyes! Experts point out that it can even cause permanent damage. Ensure that you wear sunglasses from a good brand. Cheap sunglasses can cause more harm than good. Exposing your eyes to the sun for a long time can even lead to macular degeneration and cataracts!
The Ultra-violet rays (UV rays) from the sun are also very bad for the eyes. So buy a pair of sunglasses that can protect you from UV rays and also looks smart on you!
Staring at computer or mobile screens for long time
In today's world, people are addicted to their gadgets. Life without mobile phones and laptops have become impossible for children, adults and elderly. Experts say that staring at screens for a long time will not cause any permanent damage. But it can cause stress to the eyes. This in turn can lead to headaches, eye strains and difficulty in focussing.
If you have been staring at the screen for more than 20 minutes, look away from the screen for a few seconds. You can probably stare at an object that is at least 20 feet away from you. This way, your eyes can relax!
Yes, you heard that right! Smoking cigarettes affects all the organs in your body, and even your eyes. Just like exposing your eyes to the sun, cigarettes can cause cataracts and macular degeneration.
Not eating vegetables
A healthy diet can help you have a good physique and healthy eye sight as well. Retina of your eye requires antioxidants and vitamins. Leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli is ideal for healthy eyes.
Missing the doctor’s appointment
Even if you have a good vision, visiting a good ophthalmologist is very important. Apart from eye problems, your eye doctor can identify if you have any other health issue as well. Make sure that you visit a doctor once at least every year.