Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them. Your eyes are an important part of your health.
Some eye diseases can lead to vision loss, so it is important to identify and treat eye diseases as early as possible.
There are some basic things you can do in your daily life to help keep your eyes in good shape, for example, eating well, getting plenty of exercise, and wearing sunglasses outdoors can all help keep your eyes healthy.
Good vision helps you perform well at home, at work, or behind the wheel. As part of your healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like vitamin A and C, foods like leafy, green vegetables and fish.
Symptoms of Possible Vision Problems:
1. Severe, sudden eye pain;
2. Seeing floating “spider webs”;
3. Recurrent pain in or around the eye;
4. Night blindness;
6. Double vision;
7. Redness around the eye;
8. Sudden loss of vision;
9. Difficulty seeing objects both close up and at a distance; and
10. Frequent headaches.
Foods that help maintain good eyesight:
1. Sweet potatoes;
3. Raw red peppers;
5. Citrus fruits;
8. Leafy green vegetables;
9. Seeds; and
10. Nuts and legumes.
Foods To Limit or Avoid, To Maintain a Good Eyesight:
1. Fatty meats;
3. Fried foods and highly processed foods;
4. Sweetened drinks;
5. Ready-to-eat meals;
6. Saturated fats;
7. White or plain coloured foods;
8. Margarines and vegetable oils;
9. Condiments, toppings, and dressings; and
Wearing contacts longer than you are supposed to, or sleeping in them, dries your eyes out, also blue light from our computers, phones, and any artificial light source can cause eye strain.
Homemade Eye Wash
Homemade eye wash can be used to relieve itching and redness. It can also be used to relieve tired eyes from eye strain.
Boil 1 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of salt. Allow both solutions to cool completely before using as a wash. Use several times a day for the best benefit.