Health Tips for Eyes

Look away from your computer

If you spend too many hours at the computer, you may be familiar with all the symptoms of eye strain. Eye strain can cause headaches, blurry vision, dry eyes and difficulty in focusing at a distance.

Using an anti-reflective coating (called ARC) on your spectacles may provide you relief. Also, remember to place your reading material at a level in between your screen and keyboard, or right next to the monitor screen.

The 20 20 20 rule is a golden rule that must be followed by all computer users. Staring at long hours at the computer screen can make you forget to blink. Blinking is very essential to lubricate your eyes. So, every 20 minutes, make it a habit to look away at an object that is at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.

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Donít Sleep With Your Contacts


Do you often find yourself sleeping off with your contact lenses on?
Whether itís because of laziness, falling asleep before the TV or because you forgot to restock on your contact lens solution, sleeping with your contact lenses in your eyes can be bad for your eyes.

When we are awake, the outer part of our eye called the cornea is able to get oxygen from the air. Whenever we blink, the contact lens moves slightly to allow the cornea to breathe. And when we sleep, this cornea gets its nutrition from a fluid called the aqueous humour. But when we sleep with our contacts on, the contact lens sits very tightly on the cornea below our closed eyelid. This prevents the cornea from getting the nutrition it needs.

Also, the tiny scratches that the contact lenses cause on the surface of the eye can get infected. Sometimes, the bacteria can gain an entry into the eye from the contact lenses itself.

Always remember to remove your contact lenses before you go off to sleep. If you are a contact lens user, it is recommended that you have your eyes checked by an eye specialist at least once every year. If you havenít seen an eye doctor in past one year, Book an appointment with one of the best eye specialists in Gurgaon today, Dr Parul Sony. Call at 9868836263, Complete Eye Care, Eros City Square, Sec-49-50, Gurgaon, Harayana

Eat Veggies for your healthy Eyes

Diseases like cataract and age related macular degeneration may be prevented by nutrients like zinc, vitamin C and E, omega 3 fatty acids and lutein. These are found in good proportions in foods like:

ē Green Leafy vegetables like spinach
ē Citrus fruits like oranges, sweet lime and lemons
ē Nuts and beans
ē Non veg food items like egg, oily fish like salmon

Off course, in addition to all these, carrots are famously a good source of Vitamin A which is essential for healthy night vision.

The next time you go grocery shopping, remember to shop for your eyes too!

Tips Protect your eyes from the sun

Yes, just like your skin, your eyes too are vulnerable to the harmful effects of the sunís UV rays. Excess exposure to UV rays can put your eyes at risk for earlier development of cataract and macular degeneration.

Just darker glasses are not sufficient. Do remember to ask for sunglasses that offer 99% protection from both UV A and UV B sun rays. Sunglasses that wrap around and protect your eyes from the sides too are preferable.

It is great if your contact lenses do promise UV protection. However, wearing sunglasses in addition would not do you any harm.