Regular eye checks should provide the basis for maintaining proper eye health, as some of the serious eye conditions do not have any visible early warning symptoms. However, while prevention is the best defence, problems or injuries can occur suddenly and unexpectedly. Recognising signs and symptoms and also knowing what to do could be crucial to preserving sight. Any patient who is worried or unsure about his or her circumstances should seek specialist advice.
Tips for Healthy Eye??
- Have your eyes tested regularly? We recommend at least once a year comprehensive eye test for patients with no diagnosed eye conditions.
- Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Broccoli, spinach, sweetcorn, orange and yellow peppers, oranges and mangoes are all great sources of the substances lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help protect against some eye conditions.
- Protect your eyes from the sun. Over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause a number of problems, including cataracts and age-related, pterygium etc.
- Stop smoking. Smokers are up to three times more likely to develop cataracts than non-smokers - another good reason to quit.
- Take short, frequent breaks from the computer to prevent eyestrain and tiredness. Even if you don't get up, an 'eye break' - when you look away from the screen and focus on objects at varying distances will help.
- If you get dust or grit in your eye, don't rub it. Pull the upper eyelid down over the lower lid and blink frequently to help the lower lashes and tears sweep and wash away the foreign object. If you have difficulty, visit our specialist at Vision Capital Eye Hospital for help in case of any irritation.
- It is unsafe to buy and apply over the counter eye drop into the eyes without the doctor's prescription.
- It is very dangerous to listen to non-professional advice on what to put in your eyes especially when they are red and uncomfortable.