Archive for January, 2012

Keep your eyes healthy!

Your eyes are very important and keeping them healthy can avoid you many problems. With the stressful lifestyle that everyone has in the modern days our eyes often feel tired and sore by the end of the day. Here are some simple steps to follow that will make your eyes feel and look much better after only a few days:

Have your eyes checked every 12 month

Many times you don’t realize that your vision is getting worse. Uncorrected vision problems can keep progressing and causing other health issues such as headaches.  If you don’t feel comfortable wearing your contact lenses or glasses then the next thing you should be planning is a visit to your eye doctor. I

Go for the best quality contact lenses

Not all contact lenses are equal. Some are safe for you, while others put you at risk of damaging your eyes.Always check reviews about contact lenses online and ask people around you. Don’t just follow what your doctor says blindly.

 

In summer, always wear sunglasses

It was scientifically proven that UV rays can damage your eyes; this is why using sunglasses in summer is a must. Make sure the sunglasses you buy block at least 98% UV rays. The color of the lens doesn’t really affect how much rays they block. By the way did you know that even on a cloudy day UV rays can harm your eyes? So wearing sunglasses on a cloudy day isn’t stupid and is actually healthy.

I personally love sunglasses and would wear them at any season! they are very stylish and add an edge to every outfit. You just have to know which sunglasses suit your face best. Investing in a good pair of sunglasses is a prevention of spending money on treatments for your eyes and buying a new pair of sunglasses more often than you should be.

This website helps you choose which sunglasses fit your face best: http://www.unitedshades.com/en/choosing.htm ; this post also helps http://www.kinowear.com/blog/how-to-find-the-right-pair-of-sunglasses.

These are some of my favorite sunglasses: http://www.tomford.com/#/en/eyewear/womens/sun?styleNumber=FT0203&variantID=01A

http://www.tomford.com/#/en/eyewear/womens/sun?styleNumber=FT0188&variantID=86B

http://www.ray-ban.com/uk/products/sun/RB2140-6?var=1085/3F

ohh and don’t forget to download the Ray-ban’s virtual mirror! that’s how great technology is!

Eat what is good for you and your eyes

Good news? No food is bad for your eyes. But eating the right vitamins and minerals could help your eye sight; specially antioxidants. A healthy diet will not fix your eye sight but can slow down the process of disease and development of cataracts, or prevent one from starting.

Vitamins C, A and E, folic acid and zinc are definitely beneficial for the health of your eyes. The effects of the other vitamins and minerals aren’t determined yet, but it seems likely that they affect your eyesight as well. Thousand-page books have been written on the topic of nutrition for eye health but, to summarize, it is known that whatever is good for your body is good for your eyes, too. So put a carrot and a bunch of grapes into your lunch box.

When you read or work on the computer make sure that the light is right

It is a common knowledge that working with poor light can cause eyestrain, but light that is too bright can do as much damage.

Keep your blinds down on sunny days and switch off half of the household lights, if possible. The best lighting for working on the computer is a soft desk light, coming from the side. Also, you can try decreasing the brightness of your monitor. The colors won’t be so vivid, but your eyes will feel much better by the end of the day

Give your eyes a health break

The great invention of the 20th century — computers — is not so great from the point of view of health. Almost everybody feels discomfort in their eyes after peering at a computer screen all day long. This is because people blink about 25% less often then usual, while working at the computer, which causes eye dryness.

Don’t blink more often — it is almost impossible to control natural reflexes. One thing you can do, though, is close your eyes and count to 5 before opening them, whenever your computer decides to take its sweet time doing something. Another thing is to look away from the screen and focus on some faraway object, as often as possible. If you train yourself into the habit, your eyes should feel much better at the end of your working day.

If you wear contact lenses, take proper care of them

Contact lenses don’t require a lot or fuss, but you can’t neglect their cleanliness. Every time you put your lenses in or take them out, rinse them. You should also take care to change the solution, when you are putting your lenses to rest for the night.

Wear your contact lenses to the recommended schedule

Daily disposable lenses should be replaced daily, two weeks replacement lenses should be replaced every two weeks, and so on. Some people try to save money by wearing their lenses for much longer than is intended. This isn’t a good idea. Even though the quality of the lens itself might not decline, protein build-up will make your vision less clear. Another thing to consider is that the longer you wear your lenses, the higher is your risk of eye infections.

Try not to wear your contact lenses from 6 in the morning until midnight. Most lenses aren’t designed to be worn for longer than 12 hours. If this doesn’t suit your life style, though, try using extended wear lenses. You can wear Acuvue contacts for a week without removing them, or Focus Night and Day lenses for up to 30 days.

 If you want to change the color of your eyes, choose only top quality color contact lenses

Color contact lenses are great fun. If you didn’t try them yet, maybe you should. But only high quality color lenseslike Freshlook or Acuvue 2 Colors, are as safe and comfortable as they are beautiful. Many beauty salons, however, sell color contacts lenses of questionable quality, and these can do serious damage to your eyes.

If you follow these simple rules, your eyes should feel much better. They will look better too — you might notice that your eyes shine and their whites are actually white, again.

 

 

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January 30, 2012 at 11:46 pm 1 comment


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