One of the choicest blessings of God, guiding us to the light of this wonderfully created world is our vision. Vision in turn is facilitated by the delicately framed sense organ of eyes. The eyes assume position of prime importance o by converting light into appropriate stimulus so that vision is enabled. Vision or sight with its paramount importance in the context of commonplace existence, entails a well scheduled regimen so that eyes being at the focal point of vision is taken care of.
Irrespective of age, threats of vision debility or impairment can be checked and possibly prevented with due adherence to the fundamental facets of eye health care. If we analyze the causes leading to partial or complete vision impairment, one of the alarming causes of visual impairment may be attributed to the negligence of refractive errors.
Refractive Errors leading to short or long sightedness can be duly cured with suitable lenses or glasses. But inattention leading to negligence aggravates errors caused by faulty refractive index leading one to a situation of dire unproductivity and that of blindness. Thus with an objective geared to eye health one should avail of the requisite eye care service so that possible flaws can be corrected before it acquires an alarming dimension. Particularly after the age of forty, it is imperative that ophthalmologists are consulted at least once or twice in a year. Even school going children should be made available for health oriented programmers on eyes so that vision related problems can be nipped in its bud.
Going by the maxim that prevention is better than cure, diet occupies a pivotal role in respect of eye health. Balanced diet and diet rich in anti oxidants are necessary for maintaining the health and luster of eyes. Lack of antioxidant and diet rich in fat content contribute to the thickening of blood vessel, impairing its flow. Consequently, shortage of blood supply in the macular vessel will only trigger its degeneration. In this regard diet rich in Vitamin A and that in antioxidants will definitely act as preventive measures.
Lycopene is held as one of the most beneficial antioxidants in this regard. Diet rich in fiber content such as tomato, carrot, spinach not only adds a touch of glow to the skin, but also enhances the power of sight. Sometimes requisite supplements in Vitamin A & E can also help in recuperating situations of glaucoma and other forms of degenerations. Besides carrot with its Beta Carotene content, nutritional sources rich in Vitamin A and Lutein can tremendously boost ocular health and performance, making him potentially capacitate against threatening conditions of cataract and gradual degeneration. Green tea may also be recommended as a promising booster with its ‘catechin’ content.
Eye Health for Computer Professionals
In the modern techno savvy world eye happens to be the most strained organ with constant exposure to different sources of visual stress. If your kind of work calls for long hours before monitor, you should ensure that the room is moderately lit.
Though the work area should be well lit up, glaringly bright sources of light should be kept away. Paper work to be read on monitors should be ensured a comfortable distance. At least angular distance of fifteen degrees should be ensured so that the eyes are not excessively strained. Size of the font should be duly adjusted so that there is no extra strain on part of your eyes. One of the most viable options to inhibit rays and radiations reaching your eyes is to go for glass filter cover on monitors. Splashing water on strained is an easy way out, whereby you can ensure it the required moisture and cool. Exposing eyes to dimly flickering pictures, be it on T.V screen or that of a digital monitor should be avoided. Lenses ensuring anti reflection protection may be resorted to for long hours of work involving monitor and video screen.
One of the most damaging causes from the point of view of eye health is ultra violet rays of sun. In case of one’s over exposure to ultra violet ray proper sun protection must be ensured in form of anti glares and umbrella. The harmful ultra violet rays can also lead to gradual retinal degeneration. Sunglasses with tinges of gray and green or black and gray can safeguard your eyes from the malefic distortion of u-v rays. Intermediary lenses which change over to black should be cleared up indoors as they are prone to picking up harmful ultra violet content of the indoor lighting with fluorescence.
For those using specks or lenses, ill adjusted specks can be disastrously harmful from the perspective of optical health. Even contact lenses subject to constant use are in need for thorough cleaning and disinfection. Those with lenses should be doubly careful with regard to the use of eye drops.
Last but not the least, to relax your strained set of eyes a brief exercise regimen with circular, longitudinal and long stretching of eye muscle will be refreshingly revitalizing. Slices of cool cucumber placed on fatigued eyes can help overcome the effects of prolonged strain.