Your eyes are rather amazing. Did you know they can differentiate between 500 shades of gray? Or that they blink more than 10 million times a year? But as strong and powerful as they are, your eyes need a little help to stay healthy.
To help keep your eyes healthy and strong, take a look at today’s Health Tip Video featuring an eye exercise from Ingo Logé. And make sure you follow these three precautions:
Protect Your Eyes
This is one of the most important steps to maintaining strong eyes and clear vision. Your eyes are defenseless when it comes to sharp objects and chemicals. So make sure you always wear eye protection when operating power tools; playing sports like racquetball, hockey, and even paintball; and when using chemicals like household cleaners.
You also need to protect your eyes from the sun. Just like your skin needs protection, your eyes need help deflecting the sun’s harmful rays–even on overcast days when the sun isn’t as noticeable. So make sure you wear sunglasses to shield your retinas and help prevent cataracts. As an added benefit, sunglasses can also help hide the skin around your eyes from the sun, which means you’ll have less chance of developing wrinkles and skin cancer around your eyes.
Smoke isn’t just bad for your lungs; it’s also bad for your eyes. Why else do you think your eyes water and burn when you walk into a smoky room? So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that smoking can damage your eyes. The reality is, if you smoke you are much more likely to develop eye problems. So keep your eyes healthy by avoiding tobacco smoke and smoke-filled rooms.
Give Your Eyes a Break
So many of us today stare into computer screens for hours, either for work or for leisure. And while computers can make us operate more efficiently or help us connect with friends and family instantly, those bright monitors slowly strain our eyes. The best way to minimize that strain and help prevent eye problems in the future is to simply take regular breaks from the computer screen. All you have to do is step away for a few minutes throughout the day.
By following these simple steps, you can help prevent the risk of damage to your eyes and help keep your eyesight strong and clear. And for more great tips from Ingo Logé, and to learn more about his products and services, visit www.thewellnesscsi.com.