How To Take Better Care Of Your EyesOn May 16, 2017 by cshnc
Everyone has been in a position where they had something wrong with their eyes; from eyesight not being as good as it used to be, to having a pain in one or both eyes that disappears not long after it first appeared, everyone experiences it. As far as eye related problems go, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has recently reported that over 43 million Americans will develop age related eye diseases in the next five years, and this statistic is mirrored in other countries worldwide. This is why people should learn how to take care of their eyes, to ensure that problems are kept to a minimum, and also to ensure that high quality, long term vision is maintained. So how can someone minimize their risk of developing serious eye related problems?
People must always check to see if their is a history of eye related diseases in their family – as they should with any kind of serious diseases. There are also a number of traits which may influence whether or not a person may develop eye related issues, with diabetes, high blood pressure and old age being major factors in whether or not a person is at risk of developing any eye related problems. It has also been shown that people who smoke are often at greater risk of developing eye related issues – as well as other health problems – than non-smokers.
Many reports have suggested seeing an optician, or just a regular doctor, should certain problems start presenting themselves, such as a change in vision. These problems include developing a hazy, or blurry, vision, an increased difficulty seeing in low light conditions and seeing double, as well as eye pain, swelling of the eye and seeing random flashes of light where there are none. Not only do most doctors and opticians recommend having your eyes checked as soon as any of these symptoms appear, but they also recommend having your eyes checked as part of a regular check-up, which should be about once every one or two years.
Doctors, as well as opticians, have also recommended keeping a balanced diet in order to keep someones eyes taken care of, as well as the rest of the body. Several studies have shown that anti-oxidants, which are abundant in most fruit or vegetables, can certainly help in the decrease of a persons risk of getting cataracts. These studies have also shown that omega 3 fatty acids have been proven to help fight against the development of macular degeneration.