Sight-Saving Tips

simplyoj By simplyoj, 26th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Eye safety is deemed important if we want to save our vision. According to World Health Organization, millions of children are affected, and almost half a million become blind each year especially in developing countries because of Vitamin A deficiency.

Sight-Saving Tips

Here are ways to protect your eyes and of your family.

1. When reading, good lighting, erect position and proper distance should be practiced. Children should be taught not to be too close to computer or television, and have an allocated time for them to stay so as not to strain their eyes watching or playing games in the computer.

2. Choose the right toys for children, avoid pointed, sharp-edged and other dangerous toys.

3. Keep household chemicals and pointed objects beyond the reach of infants and children.

4. Do not look directly at the sun, bright lights,welding or eclipses.

5. Avoid touching eyes with dirty hands,towels,handkerchiefs and or other materials.

6. Have a good sleep, there is no better way to give the eyes a rest with an enough amount of sleep.

7. Be aware of the warning symptoms of vision problems such as blurring of vision with or without eyeglasses, seeing spots or light flashes, redness,tearing, itchiness,pain,swelling, seeing double, repeated and persistent headache or dizziness.

8. Have a periodic check up by an optometrist once a year.
9. If a small particle gets in your eyes, do not rub the affected eye, but rub the other eye instead. If the object can be seen, try to wipe it gently by using the sterile gauze, or the corner of a clean handkerchief. On the other hand, if you still not able to wash it out call a physician immediately to professional remove it as soon as possible.

10. Vitamin A is good for the eyes health. It helps in body functions such as: vision, gene transcription, immune function, embryonic development and reproduction, bone metabolism, haematopoiesis, skin health and antioxidant activity. Sources of Vitamin A are : liver ,beef, pork, chicken,turkey, fish,carrot, broccoli leaf,sweet potato, butter, spinach,pumpkin, collard greens,cheddar cheese,egg,apricot papaya,mango,milk.

11. Wear protective gears. Safety glasses to prevent dust particles getting into eyes.
Sunglasses

Welding goggles

Welding mask

Solar eclipse glasses

Eye protectors

Swim goggles

Various helmets

12. Have intervals and take time to relax your eyes.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
26th Aug 2011 (#)

good basic tips for eye care.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
26th Aug 2011 (#)

Excellent advice simplyoj. thank you.

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author avatar Nisar
14th Sep 2012 (#)

thanks to given tips ..
eyes only our life

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