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8 Tips For A Good Eye Health For Developers

_ishiniavindya profile image Ishini Avindya ・3 min read

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Eyes are the most important part of the human body. You know how important they are. It is important to know what makes your eye health bad and how to prevent it. Most of the people have eye problems, diseases such as Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Conjunctivitis, Macular Degeneration, Red eye, etc.

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. We don't know if that's true, but what we do know that having perfectly healthy eyes—excellent vision and clear eyes, free of pain or other symptoms—are crucial to your health and well-being. The good news is that it's easy to learn more about eye problems, symptoms, and the treatments that will keep you in tip-top shape ~Health.com~

Good eye health is not only about how you are about your eyes. It is all about your overall health. As eye problems could start at any age, these 8 tips will be very useful for everyone.

Have a healthy diet

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A healthy diet is not just important or your eyes, it is important for your whole body. When you maintain a healthy diet, you will not have diabetes, obesity, etc. These diseases damage your eyes. You have to eat food with Vitamin A, C, E, B- especially green vegetables, yellow vegetables and fruits. omega-3 fish- etc.
An inadequate intake of antioxidants, consumption of alcohol or saturated fats may create free-radical reactions that can harm the macula – the central part of the retina. High-fat diets can also cause deposits that constrict blood flow in the arteries. The eyes are especially sensitive to this, given the small size of the blood vessels that feed them.

Meet your eye doctor

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Your eyes are unique. Each person has different eye situations. Their vision, health are different from each other. Though you follow super duper tips, it doesn't worth if they do not suit your situation. So, it is important to meet your eye doctor and have an eye exam; he/she will give you advice for your eye health.

Exercise

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Exercise improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen levels to the eyes and the removal of toxins.

Get a good night's sleep

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You’ll feel the difference when you get the sleep you need. You’ll look great, you’ll perform at home or work—and good rest will support the health of your eyes.

Wash your hands

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Keeping your hands clean is so important when it comes to your eyes, especially if you’re a contact lens wearer. Before you touch your eye—and before you put in or remove a contact lens—wash your hands with mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel. Some germs and bacteria that come from your hands can cause eye infections, like bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye). When you touch your eye, whatever is on your fingers goes right onto your eye’s surface. This is one way that people catch colds—rubbing their eyes while they have cold virus germs on their hands.

Don't Smoke

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Smoking exposes your eyes to high levels of oxidative stress. While the connection has not been clearly identified, it is known that smoking increases your risk for a variety of health conditions affecting the eye.

Wear Sunglasses

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To protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, choose sunglasses with both UVA and UVB protection. Also, wearing a hat with a brim will greatly reduce the amount of UV radiation slipping around the side of your sunglasses. You can also use photochromic glasses as your doctor prescribes.

Devices and Blue Light

Avoid blue light
You're probably using digital devices for hours each day at work and at home. These devices are exposing your eyes to high energy blue light. It's called blue light because the wavelengths emitted are near the bluer part of the spectrum. This causes you to have eye strain, eye fatigue, dry eyes, etc.

Through these tips, you will be able to have good eye health. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or suggestions

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erica

Blue light is definitely a huge one! I've started using f.lux on night settings all day, and my eyes are much less tired. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you get used to it being on all the time, you rarely notice/care.

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Ishini Avindya Author

Yeah you are right.

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fairulm

filter off the blue light from your phone, laptop and desktop screens. for phone, you can use the blue light filter screen protector. for laptop & desktop monitor, you can enable the Night Light setting to filter out the blue light. these helps to avoid fatigue when staring at the screens for long hours.