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How to Maintain Healthy Eyes and Improve Eyesight?

How to Maintain Healthy Eyes and Improve Eyesight?

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The eyes are the windows to the world, and one must take care of them to ensure they stay healthy. Eye health is as essential as maintaining your general well-being. It would be best not to take your eye health for granted because even the slightest negligence can lead to temporary or permanent damage. The smallest discomfort or problem needs diagnosis and treatment.

The problem with eyesight is not always alarming. There are ways to improve your eyesight before moving on to other treatments. Many eye conditions don't have apparent symptoms. That is why it becomes important to get regular check-ups and awareness.

Eye health can be improved by adopting some simple steps and remedies. The conditions like night blindness, farsightedness, and shortsightedness cannot be reversed or treated with remedies. Visit your nearest eye care hospital if you have some problem with your eyesight and want to know more about it.

Symptoms of Low Eyesight

Few symptoms of low vision are apparent, while others need a proper diagnosis. People with low vision may experience one of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of central vision
  • Night blindness
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Hazy vision
  • Light flashes or floating spots
  • Swollen and red eye
  • Itching, burning, and discharge

Ways to Improve Your Eye Health

Here are some of the ways in which you can have improved eyesight:

  1. Eat Healthy

The first step in effective eye care is consuming all the right foods that can fill your body with good nutrients and minerals. Nutrients like fatty acids, Omega-3, lutein, zinc, and vitamin C and E are essential for eye health. It prevents age-related vision problems like macular degeneration. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial in vision development and retinal function.

Include the following food items in your diet to get essential nutrients-

  • Omega-3: Walnuts, cold-water fish, and flax seeds.
  • Zinc: Shellfish and red meat
  • Vitamin A: Cantaloupes, carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes
  • Vitamin C: Brussels sprout, broccoli, and oranges
  • Vitamin E: sunflower seeds, peanut butter, and almonds

See Also: Food and Eye Health – Are They Linked?

  1. Protect Your Eyes

Eyes are one of the most sensitive organs of your body. They must be protected from harsh sunlight. Wear sunglasses whenever you are outside. The ultraviolet rays can harm your eyes, and that is why wearing sunglasses is necessary. Wear protective eyewear while playing sports, doing repairs, or doing construction work. Give your eyes rest in between work. In case you wear contact lenses, eye health becomes even more crucial. Do not forget to disinfect your lenses and wash your hands to prevent infections.

  1. Manage Health Condition

Few chronic health conditions can affect your eyes' health. Here are some of those conditions that can negatively impact your vision: 

  • Type 1 & 2 diabetes can cause diabetic retinopathy that can diminish your eyesight. Successful management of diabetes can prevent severe damage to the eyes.
  • Hypertension can lead to hypertensive retinopathy, and blood vessel damage that can lead to blurry vision and blindness.
  • High cholesterol can affect your vision. From benign to devastating, the impact can be as severe as blindness.
  • Cancer treatments such as radiation and surgery can cause vision impairment.

See Also: Health Conditions That May Affect Your Eyesight

Know When It’s Time to See the Doctor

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, it is time to see a doctor. Here are some additional signs that demand an expert's intervention:

  • Foreign Object: if you get any foreign object such as dirt, grit, chemical, or any large object in your eye, seek medical attention immediately and visit your emergency eye hospital.
  • Eye Pain: If you are experiencing intense and ongoing pain in your eye, it is time to visit the nearest eye hospital.
  • Eye Fatigue: With increasing screen time, eyes feel exhausted. If your eyes feel tired after taking due breaks between work, see your doctor.
  • Eye Infection: If your eyelids are itchy, swollen, and pink, you might have an eye infection. If you suspect an eye infection, book an appointment with your doctor.

It is not difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle for your eye health. All it takes is a good diet, routine check-ups, and proper care.

We offer the best eye care and treatment in Kolkata. Our experts can help you improve your eyesight by chalking out a great eye routine. Equipped with the latest technology and facilities, we are one of the best eye hospitals in Kolkata. We deliver the best-in-class diagnosis and treatment for various eye conditions. Book an appointment today to know more about your eye health.



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