Eye protection : 5 important points
See eye protection methods below.
We all ignore this knowing how important eye vision is.
About 25 million people worldwide have lost their sight and about 80 million people have visual impairment.
Let’s see what strategies can help you maintain optimal vision.
1- Regular eye examination
The most serious vision problems are age spots, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
These diseases must be diagnosed quickly to be treated.
For this purpose, periodic eye examinations every six months are necessary.
An ophthalmologist can diagnose such problems even before symptoms appear.
2- Using sunglasses
As you use sunscreen outdoors to protect your skin from the sun, you need to take care of your eyes.
Our eyes are also damaged without looking directly at the sun.
The sun’s UV rays can damage the eye by reflecting on the surface of snow, sand, asphalt and water.
This damage is far greater than age-related spots and even cataracts.
UV rays can cause the cornea to suffer from sunburn called photokeratitis, which leads to temporary blindness.
So it is necessary to make the use of sunglasses part of your daily habits and look at it when you leave home and make sure that your sunglasses must be 100% UV protected.
3- Avoiding eye pressure and fatigue
Short-term effects of eye fatigue include pain, tearing, blurring or diplopia, and headaches.
Working with a computer for long hours has side effects on vision.
Although the new generation of LCD monitors reduces this damaging effect, it is necessary to observe the following points when using the computer:
1– Using a radiation filter if necessary
2– Changing the angle of the monitor as well as the angle of the back of the monitor
3– Observing the appropriate distance with the monitor
4- Following the rule of 20/20/20 (every 20 minutes, look at least 20 meters away for 20 seconds)
4- Eye protection
In addition to disease, environmental damage can have a devastating effect on the eyes and eyesight.
Safety goggles should be worn in dangerous jobs.
In addition, the use of goggles is also recommended in the following cases:
1– The use of lawn mowers and tools that throw pebbles and heavy dust around.
2– Work on machines that have acidic substances and the like.
3– Working with chemicals (for example, working on chemistry projects at the university).
4– Working with machines that throw metal and wood chips around (such as carpentry and forging machines).
5- Exercise and useful diet
Although eating carrots quickly and miraculously does not improve vision, its essential vitamins and minerals are certainly good for the eyes.
We recommend that you have a balanced and healthy diet, rich in vitamins E, A and C, as well as zinc, copper, selenium and antioxidants.
Start eye exercises with the advice of your ophthalmologist and never use eye lenses without consulting your doctor.
Take care of your eyes!