Glued to Kindle, Tablet and PC Screens? You have to limit your time spent staring at the screen. Specialists recommend that you look away from these screens every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds.
Out in the sun a lot? If you are a sports fanatic either participating or watching, protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. Your eyes need protection from the UV rays just as your skin does. Even when driving your car on a bright sunny day, eyes need relief from the glare.
Are you including the important nutrients in your diet? If you are reading this you’re probably one of the converted who take nutritional supplements to keep healthy – but are supplements / nutrients for eyesight included? The omega oils in fish (sardines and pilchards) are said to be important in maintaining macular health, as are green leafy veggies. If your busy lifestyle does not give you the opportunity to eat these foods daily, think about taking a supplement that will support the macular health of your eyes. (Macular degeneration is particularly common in folk over the ages of 55 / 60 and is called Age Related Macular Degeneration.)
Supplements Nutritional Experts Agree on! Free radicals, pollution and cigarette smoke have a major in causing damage to the most vulnerable area of the eyes, which is the lens. Taking supplements that contain lutein ( a carotenoid) bilberry (a brilliant antioxidant) and zeaxanthin (another carotenoid) will go a long way in lowering the risk of macular health degeneration and maybe lower the risk of cataracts forming in later life. Vitamins A, C and E are also vital in the maintenance of the health of your eyes. Take a look at “Forever Vision” which contains lutein, bilberry and zeaxanthin and “A-Beta-Care” which contains Vitamins A, C and E. Both found on the home page under Nutrition.