Eat lots of fruits and veggies!
Carrots, loaded with beta carotene
are especially helpful in
maintaining healthy eyes. That's
because beta carotene is an
antioxidant that reduces the risk of
– Broccoli, bell peppers, and brussels sprouts are
also great for your eyes, containing lots of vitamin
C. Okay, they're not the greatest tasting
vegetables in the world (or maybe you love them,
in which case good for you!) so dip them in
hummus or other yummy yogurt spreads to make
– Wild salmon and sardines are also healthy options
for your eyes. That's because they contain omega-
3 fats, which are the good fats for your body.
These omega-3s protect tiny blood vessels in the
– Sweet potatoes and spinach round out the healthy
options for maintaining good eyes. Both contain
beta carotene, and spinach contains lots of vitamin
C, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Make the sweet spuds
into home-fries with a bit of olive oil, and make
spinach into a tasty side or a delectable dip.
wearing contact lenses for
more than 19 hours.
This can cause permanent sight
damage as well as extreme
discomfort to your eyes. Don't
wear glasses too long either.
Especially 3-D glasses!
• Use cucumber on your
eyelids. Press cold
cucumber slices gently
against eyelids 10
minutes before going to
sleep at night to prevent
• Wear UV protective
sunglasses. Get polarized
lenses, NOT just darker
lenses. The lenses that only
make the world darker will
just make your pupils dilate
and don't do a thing to stop
the UV rays.
• Try not to spend so much time
looking at your computer screen
– it may cause eye strain and dry
eyes. The glare from computer screens
causes muscle fatigue in the eyes,
either from being too bright or too dark.
– People blink less when they're looking
at a screen, causing drier eyes. Make a
conscious effort to blink every 30
seconds when you're sitting down and
looking at your computer screen to
combat dry eyes.
•Exercise your eyes
, and also be sure
to relax them.
• Do not read in dim
light. Reading in dim
light can cause eye strain
but will not damage your
eyes. If your eyes feel
tired, stop for a while and
take a break.
•Do not look at a
bright light directly.
Never focus your eyes
on the sun directly, as
it can damage your