5 Ways to Care for Your Eyes

Length: 2 minutes read
Date added: 04/09/23
Author: Optical Team

Care For Your Eyes: 5 Ways to love your eyes

Your eyes are the most important sensory organ in your body, with 80% of all the impressions on the senses coming from the eyes. Daily activities we may take for granted depend on good vision such as seeing the face of a loved one, being able to drive, enjoying your favourite book, texting, binge watching Netflix and much more.

Isn’t it time you showed your eyes some love and care? 

Here are 5 ways to show your eyes how much you care:

1. Take Your Eyes on a Dinner Date

A deficiency in vitamins can impair retinal function. Foods that contain vitamins C & E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids are good for eye health. Examples include raw red peppers, sunflower seeds and nuts, leafy greens such as kale and spinach, seafood such as salmon and herring, sweet potatoes, beans and legumes.

2. Make a Date with your Optician

It’s important to have your eyes regularly checked. Eye examinations can detect diseases early such as glaucoma which has no symptoms in the beginning. Vision loss can mostly be prevented if conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma are caught and treated early.

3. Treat Them to a Pair of Sunglasses

Excessive exposure to UV radiation increases the risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration later in life. To provide enough protection, sunglasses should block out 99-100% of UVA and UVB radiation; screen out 75%-90% of visible light, and have lenses that are free of distortion and imperfection.

4. Give Them a Break

It’s easy to overuse your eyes. Smartphone and computer use has increased significantly in recent years, and staring at screens means we forget to blink, making our eyes more fatigued than ever. Here’s something to try: the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 mins, look away 20 feet in front of you for 20 secs. This will help reduce eye fatigue, eye strain, and even dry eye symptoms.

5. Stop Smoking

Smokers are x4 more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than non-smokers. They are also more likely than non-smokers to develop cataracts. Smoking may speed deterioration by increasing the number of damaging chemical compounds or reducing the number of protective nutrients delivered by the bloodstream to the eye.


Care for your eyes as you only get one pair!

For more information on how to care for your eyes, get in touch with us at Whitby & Co, leading independent opticians and optometrists at 29 Fleet Street in central London.

To make an appointment, call us on +44 20 7353 4455 or book an appointment online.



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