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Eye of the Tiger: How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

Eye of the Tiger: How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

 

Having a good vision and healthy eyes is an important part of your overall health and good quality of life. Even though most of us don’t think about our eyes until we start seeing (or rather not seeing) some changes, prevention is a much better option than treatment. There are many things you can do to keep your eyes in tip-top shape and maintain good vision well into your senior years.

Eat healthy foods

Ever since you were little, you’ve been listening how carrots are good for your eyesight, but that’s not the only veggie that will keep your eyes healthy. Vegetables like dark leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, and kale) will make you see like a falcon. Fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as tuna, salmon, and halibut, also have many health benefits for your eyes.

Protect your eyes from UV rays

During a sunny day, always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Constant exposure to UV rays can cause cataracts, pinguecula and other eye diseases. However, not all sunglasses have UV protection, so read the label carefully and choose the ones that will provide protection against the harmful UV rays.

Wear eye protection

Every time you engage in sports, DIY projects or activities around the house that can be harmful to your eyes make sure to wear appropriate eye protection, such as safety glasses. Choose eyewear that is made out of polycarbonate that is strong enough to offer good eye protection. Also, never skip wearing your eye protection in your workplace and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Don’t smoke

Smoking is as bad for your lungs, heart and throat as it is bad for your eyes. Many studies link smoking to the development of age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage. All of these eye diseases potentially lead to blindness! So, ditch your smoking habit, or better yet, never start in the first place.

Rest your eyes regularly

Resting your eyes is essential, especially if you spend a lot of time doing activities that are strenuous to the eye, like working at the computer. If you focus too much on one task, you might forget to blink and overwork your eyes which causes headaches, shoulder pain and dry eyes. In order to rest your eyes, you can try the 20-20-20 rule. Look away at about 20 feet in the distance every 20 minutes and don’t move your eyes for 20 seconds. This reduces eye fatigue and relaxes your eyes.

Don’t ignore the signs of vision deterioration

As soon as you start noticing some changes in your eyesight, make an appointment with your doctor. If you notice signs like hazy or double vision, difficulty seeing in low light, eye redness, flashes of light, floaters or eye swelling and pain, don’t ignore them for a second.

Have regular eye exams

According to recent studies, about half of Australia’s population wears glasses or contacts on a regular basis. Additionally, the number of preventable eye diseases is rising as well. All of these numbers could be significantly lower if people went for regular eye exams, at least once in two years. Your optometrist or ophthalmologist can also make sure your glasses or contacts prescription is up to date. So, don’t take any risks and book an eye test in Sydney the first chance you get.

Know your family’s eye problem history

Knowing your family’s history of eye conditions is very important for your eye health since many of these conditions can be hereditary. If you know you fall into a high-risk category, you will be able to react in time and take proper care of your eyes.

Even though there is no step you can take to completely prevent eye diseases and vision deterioration, healthy lifestyle, eye protection and regular eye tests will certainly help keep your peepers in top condition.

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Tips on How to Fight the Plights of Old Age

Tips on How to Fight the Plights of Old Age

If you don’t want to ‘grow old gracefully’, and you want to fight the impact ageing has on you, then you have every right to do so. If you want to fight the plights induced by old age, then you do so. Whether this means doing all you can to fight the appearance of ageing. Or whether it means doing all you can to fight the ailments of ageing. You do it. And if you choose to do it, make sure to check out some tips on how to do so below.

Grandmother Women Old Age
Grandmother Women Old Age

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First of all you should know that you can be as beautiful as you are wise when you grow old, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing this. You can fight the impact ageing has on your skin in the form of wrinkles, and there are now more ways to do this than ever before. You can do so by making changes to your lifestyle. And one change you can make is to simply ensure that you always get a healthy amount of sleep, and that you always sleep on your back. This is because sleeping on your front or your side can etch lines into your face, and when these lines get etched in enough they will be tough to get rid of. Another change you can make to your lifestyle in order to fight the plight of wrinkles is to stop smoking. But you don’t just have to make changes to your lifestyle as you take this venture. No, you could seek a BOTOX injection in order to fight wrinkles too. Whichever route you choose, just be sure that there is nothing wrong in wanting to tackle wrinkles and there’s nothing wrong with actively tackling them. They are one of the biggest tell-tale signs of ageing, so there is nothing wrong with them being the first plight of old age that you seek to fight.

But it’s not just about fight the appearance of ageing. It’s also about fighting the plights of old age that physically hold you back from living. And one thing that can hold you back during your twilight years is bad eye health. Ageing can have a detrimental impact on eyesight, and you shouldn’t allow for your eyesight to be changed in this way. A way to do this is to make changes to your diet. By opting for cereals that are ravished in whole grain. By choosing foods that are a good source of protein. And by cooking in a way that makes any fats you consume as healthy as can be. By implementing these three aspects into your diet, you will be doing all you can to fight the plight of old age that is bad eye health.

Now, this is not to say that you have to fight these plights of old age. It’s just to say that you should fight them if they ever make you feel uncomfortable. Neither is it a case of ‘growing old disgracefully’. It’s a case of wanting to look and feel as great as you can, for as long as you can.

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Keeping Eyesight Strong. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Tips on Triggers: Keeping Eyesight Strong.


Fine, eyesight tends to go as you age, but there are also times, in health or diet that eyes can become strained. If health has caused a problem in vision you my let your doctor know of your symptoms. Poor diets can have an effect on the eyes and cause sight problems. Eating foods that have sight benefits can help trigger healthy vision.

Eye of Man in Glasses

So to keep the diet for your eyes is important. Now, you have heard that adding raw carrots to your diet will help your eyes and you may have heard that information is false.

The information isn’t false, you just need to eat carrots in a reasonable dose. Sweet potatoes have the nutrients good for eyes too. But, Carrots and sweet potatoes do have the ability to give an orange tinge to the skin. Another trigger food is cheese, which can be good for the eyes, as well as, eggs.

If you are having vision problems be sure to contact your doctor. You may have a lutein deficiency that may need to be treated.

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Do You Get Sleepy’s in the Corner of the Eye? Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Tips on Triggers: Do You Get Sleepy’s in the Corner of the Eye?

I think everyone does once in awhile, if the tear ducts are working properly; the corner of the eye, will get those little while balls called “sleepy’s”. The tear ducts job is to lubricate the eyes, and clear out debris, in the eyes and on the surface. But, What trigger’s sleepy’s?

If by chance, you get sleepy’s very frequent, it could mean that you have, a little too much, yeast in your body. The tear ducts trigger a cleanse to get rid of the over excretion of yeast, which your pores and glands are trying to remove.

Taking a probiotic is a good way to re-balance the body’s system. Another easy way to correct the body’s balance, is a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, taken orally, on a daily basis.

Once the body balances out, you will notice a reduction in sleepy’s.

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By Tia Cristy