Wear glasses or not, to keep your visual system in shape follow the following tips:
- Eating habits are very important to take care of our visual health.
- A healthy diet with the presence of vitamins (A, C, E …) and antioxidant elements has many benefits for eye health.
- Eye hygiene is also very important. You should not touch or rub your eyes with your hands, as you could expose them to infections.
- You must protect your eyes from the sun with original and well quality solar lenses, which you can find from a trusted optics shop.
- Little sleep causes the eye to not recover well from the aggressions of the day. During the night there is a regeneration of the epithelial cells that line the anterior face of the eye.
- It is very important to illuminate well the object that we are looking at eg. a book, a mobile, TV, etc, but without reflections and the light directly affecting our eyes.
- We must maintain adequate distance with the objects we are looking at. The TV should be least 2 meters and when we go to read or write try to be about 35-40 cms.
Tips for caring for eye health:
- Protect your eyes with approved sunglasses.
- Do not get too close when reading or writing, or turn your head or back.
- When performing close tasks you should take care of the lighting of the environment.
- Do not read or study when you are too tired or about to fall asleep.
- Do not read or study as soon as you wake up in the morning, wait at least one hour for the eye to adapt.
- Do not watch TV at a distance of less than 2 meters and make sure you maintain a good posture. You must have the room light, never in the dark.
- When you drive, avoid reading or other activities closely, it is preferable to look away.
- Place the monitor and keyboard aligned just in front of you.
- Place the screen about 50 cm away and slightly below eye level.
Reduce the brightness to a minimum, and position the screen so that there are no reflections.
- Adjust the font size of the screen to one that is easy for you to read.
- Cleans dust from the computer screen to increase sharpness.
- Keep your back and neck straight, your feet flat on the floor and your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle.
- Try to rest for 2 to 3 minutes every 15 or 20 minutes. Take the opportunity to stretch your arms, legs, and back.
- If you wear glasses with anti-reflective treatment, you will reduce glare and increase visual comfort.
- Take advantage of breaks to perform other tasks that do not involve the use of the computer.
- Undergo vision checks at least once a year. Especially after 40 years and if there is a history of pathologies related to the eyes.