Okay so, I saw this movie today titled “I ORIGINS” and it got me really fascinated about the eye especially the iris and yet inspired me to blog about extra care for your eyes.
The following tips are going to help keep your eye looking ageless, beautiful, clear and healthy like the kid in the picture below (or maybe not)…
Rubbing Your Eyes
The skin around your eyes is one of the first areas on your face to show signs of aging. Rubbing your eyes can break tiny blood vessels under the skin’s surface and cause dark circles and puffy eyes, as well as premature crow’s feet and drooping eyelids. Botox injections and cosmetic eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the eye area, but prevention is best: refrain from pulling and tugging at the skin around your eyes.
Forgetting Your Sunglasses
Exposing your eyes to the sun’s harmful UV and high-energy visible (HEV) rays is a surefire way to prematurely age and damage your eyes and eyelids. Extended sun exposure leads to: sunburn of the front surface of the eye (photokeratitis); cataracts; macular degeneration; pinguecula and pterygium (unsightly growths on the eye); and even cancer of the eyelid. Wear sunglasses that block 100 percent of UV rays and the most damaging HEV rays whenever you’re outdoors — even on overcast days!
Are you eating too much fast food and not enough fruits and vegetables? Then you’re probably not getting the necessary vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids for optimum eye health. A diet rich in leafy greens, colorful fruit and vegetables such as carrots, and wild-caught fish such as salmon can help prevent or manage many age-related eye diseases. Eye vitamins and other supplements can help fill in nutritional gaps, but eating a healthful diet, exercising daily and watching your waistline are more effective ways to keep them looking healthy. For what and how to eat healthy foods and supplements for proper eye health. Get help here on Diet234.
Not Getting Enough Quality Shut-Eye
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason: not enough sleep can accelerate aging, and your eyes often are the first to suffer! In addition to red, bloodshot eyes, lack of sleep also causes dark circles under the eyes, eye twitching, dry eyes and blurry vision.
Not Drinking Enough Water
Not getting the recommended eight glasses of water a day and eating a high-sodium diet can cause your body to dehydrate and in turn not produce enough tears to keep the eye moist and properly nourished. Eye-related symptoms of dehydration include dryness, redness and puffy eyelids.
Not Seeing Your Eye Doctor
Regular eye exams can detect vision problems, eye diseases and general health problems before you’re aware problems exist. Routine exams are especially important because certain sight-threatening diseases such as glaucoma often have no warning signs until there is a permanent, irreversible loss of vision. Inform your eye doctor of your family’s eye health history to help determine if you have a high risk for a particular eye disease or condition. If you don’t already, start scheduling regular eye exams for you and your family — it just might add years of healthy vision to your lives. Need to speak with an eye doctor? Contact us now!