Keep your Eyes Healthy

With time, life on this planet has changed drastically. Lifestyle variations, environmental stress and technological revolutions have pushed human life towards swelling comfort but plummeting health. Our eyes, are our windows to the endearing world around us, are not any less affected. From holding the tears of joy to foreseeing the impending perils, eyes contain it all, and it is only fair that we give this precious organ the respect and care it deserves.

Here is a complete guide to help improve eye-health and cope with the demands of modern life. 

What are the common eye problems and diseases?
Long hours at work, increased stress levels and addiction to gadgets like play stations, tablets and mobile phones are the major causes for blood-shot, itchy and watering eyes. Other common problems faced today are glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes), dry-eye syndrome (lack of tear production), cataract (clouding of the lens) and age-related macular degeneration. 

What measures can be taken to avoid these complications?
While factors such as genetics and age have a strong impact on eye-health, the major damage comes from the deteriorating lifestyle. A healthy diet supported by routine exercise, use of safety eyewear and UV proof sunglasses, and regular eye check-ups are some of the ways to mitigate the general wear and tear of the eyes. Smoking is believed to be the main reason behind optic nerve damage and should technically be avoided. Anti-glare glasses, comfortable seating, and regular blinking of eyes can help people with sedentary computer-glaring jobs to avoid strain on the eyes. 

What kind of changes in the diet can support healthy eyes?
Like the adage goes – every time we eat, we are either feeding the disease or fighting it. Simple changes in our diet can help us effectively fight a number of eye-related issues. Start your day with a glass of fresh carrot juice. Cut down on the meat intake and add more leafy vegetables like kale and spinach.  Citrus fruits, fatty fish, eggs, nuts and beans also contribute in enhancing and maintaining vision. 

Catering to the spiralling rise in eye-care awareness, several medical insurance plans have been crafted which ease out the mental and financial burden on you in the long run. Get insured, eat healthy, sleep right and keep those charming eyes shining!


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