Vision Care

Our eyes are vital to us, they help us to perceive, navigate and inter prate information in our daily life. They are a gateway to how we visually learn and interact with each other. We tend, despite of how helpful and beautiful our eyes are, to neglect taking care of them. This causes poor eye sight and other eye problems that could have been easily avoided if we gave them the right attention. This articles seeks to help you understand vision care and take the right steps towards taking better care of your vision and general health.

The first step to proper vision care is making sure you visit an eye doctor regularly, this will ensure eye diseases,especially those which lack symptoms like glaucoma,are detected early and are treated before they are more spread. The optometrist will guide through an eye exam. An extensive eye exam will include giving a brief history of your personal and family’s vision health, an eye test to determine if you are nearsighted or farsighted,inspection of your eyes as they dilate, check for changes in your vision brought about by age and other tests to help get a clear understanding of your eyes.If any problems are noted,you will be provided with the right approach to take care of it and information to prevent further depreciation in your vision.

We live in an era where we almost always are staring at a screen (to get and pass information, for entertainment or to simply ignore someone) this is not ideal for our eyes. Sitting glued at your computer or phone for long can cause a number of complications like straining your eyes, having a blurry vision, getting dry eyes or even back and neck pains. You can prevent some of these problems by adopting a good sitting posture, getting the right prescribed glasses for viewing your computer, making sure you blink often if your eyes get dry, getting glasses for computers and taking short breaks if you have to be at a computer screen for long.

The eye is a delicate structure and even though it has some mechanisms to protect itself from harm,we need to ensure no physical damage gets to it.This may include putting on protective glasses and safety goggles especially if you encounter hazardous materials or are playing sports that may lead to accidents that can harm the eyes.Helmets and poly carbonate goggles are usually provided for such sports,ensure they are properly worn.

The sun has ultraviolet rays that if the eyes are exposed to for long,increase the chances of cataracts and macular degeneration. Luckily shades can help protect the eyes from these rays and they are pretty popular and stylish. You can pick any one that prevents 99% to 100% exposure to ultraviolet rays. When driving you can use polarized lenses to minimize glare. Some contact lenses have UV protection but you can still put on shades for another protective layer.

Eating well is one of the ways on can not only ensure vision care but also general well being.Age related vision problems can be eliminated by taking foods rich in vitamin A,C and E,zinc,omega 3 and lutein. This nutrients can be gotten from non-meat protein sources,citrus fruits,oysters and pork and leafy vegetables among other sources. Ensuring that you stay fit and eat well will help prevent chronic illness like type 2 diabetes which causes blindness in adults.

To maintain a healthy vision we need to adopt the right healthy habits and a vision care ideal for us.