There are Singaporeans who take their eyes for granted while there are others who take their eyes seriously. If you think your eyes are perfect, think twice. You will know if there is something wrong and when you do, you will realize that it is too late. It is important that you take your eyes seriously because you only have two and when it is lost, you cannot take it back.
You need to maintain your healthy vision if you want to see for as long as you live. Keeping the eyes healthy is not easy and it is difficult but if you are set to it, you will find that it is easy as 1 2 3. So, without further ado, here are some tips on maintaining your healthy vision:
1. Eat right. Your eyes need the nourishment it can get to be healthy. You have to know that because your diet affects your eyes. You have to be conscious of the food on your plate. Go for foods rich with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and E, lutein and zinc.
These nutrients can help impede age-related problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. You have to look for green and leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and the like. You also need to eat oily fish like salmon and tuna. It does not end there because eggs, nuts and beans can be your protein source. Finally, you have to drink oranges and other citrus fruits.
2. Stop smoking. Smoking will likely lead to cataracts and other vision problems. If you are smoking, it is time to rethink about stopping it. If you tried many times but you do not succeed, try some more if you are concerned about your eyes.
3. Wear sunglasses. As simple as they are, sunglasses can help the eyes. It can protect the eyes from UV rays. UV exposure can degenerate your eyes. The next time you go out, you have to protect your eyes by wearing the right kind (the one that can help your eyes from ultraviolet rays).
4. Use proper eyewear. If your work involves airborne and hazardous materials, you have to use proper eyewear. If tiny particles get into your eyes, you will surely suffer in the future. When asked to wear safety goggles or glasses, comply because it is for your own safety.
If you think there is something wrong with your eyes, you need to go to the hospital right away. There are many hospitals here in Singapore that specializes in the eyes. You need to go directly and not risk your eyes.