Our eyes are very delicate and need proper care. Damage to any part of the eye can lead to significant loss of vision. We spend long hours working in front of our PCs or watching television or reading in dim light, thereby straining our eyes. Without our knowing or feeling it, our eyes could be slowly deteriorating. So, to ensure healthy vision, we need to give them a little attention. We should avoid hazardous games and careless acts that can harm our eyes.
According to a Delhi based Ophthalmologist at Shivam Netralaya, Dr. Ashok Hansaria, “A balanced diet is the key to healthy eyes.” Research confirms a link between eye health and a healthy diet. The nutrients vitamins C and E; carotenoids, beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin; omega-3 fatty acids; zinc; and vitamins B6, B9 (folic acid or folate), and B12 are associated with eye health.
In order to enhance your vision, include following food items in your diet:
Antioxidants prevent some of the biological deterioration that comes with ageing. Antioxidants and zinc are believed to protect the eyes against macular degeneration, a serious eye disease associated with aging.
Apart from taking a healthy diet, give adequate rest to your eyes. Use protective sunglasses while going out in the sun. Visit an eye doctor once a year. After all eye care is better than eye cure.