Take Care of Your Eyes...Just 5 Easy Steps!!

Take Care of Your Eyes...Just 5 Easy Steps!!
How much time do you spend in front of the computer at work, your Ipad? Imagine having to hold your arm out straight for an extended period of time. That's the kind of strain extended computer use puts on the muscles responsible for focusing your eyes.
 
Few tips to help computer users preserve their vision:
 
•Look away from the screen regularly- Computer work requires our eyes to focus at the same distance for extended periods of time. If you were holding your arm straight out in front of you, putting it down every few seconds would help relieve the tension. The same thing is true with your eyes. Shift your focus and look off into the distance." Focusing on an object far away, such as a water cooler down the hall or a tree outdoors, is a simple stretching exercise for your eye muscles. 
 
•Position your monitor- "Ideally, your monitor should be at least 18-24 inches away from your eyes. Your line of sight should also be above the computer screen. You should make your desk and keyboard fit your body. When you work on the computer, it is important to keep your posture upright. The angle of your joints is also critical. Your wrists should be below your elbows. Your knees should be below your hips with our feet should be on the floor.
 
•Take regular, short breaks- Taking a 5-minute break every hour helps to reduce eye strain. Break time provides a good opportunity to oxygenate your blood with some whole-body stretches, hydrate with a drink of water and relax by taking some deep breaths. All of these activities help support good eye health.
 
•Blink often- Computer rooms are notoriously dry, and blinking is your body's natural way to lubricate your eyes and prevent them from getting dry.
 
•Eat for Good Vision- Protecting your eyes starts with the food on your plate. Studies have shown that nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E may help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts. 
Regularly eating these foods can help lead to good eye health:
•Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, methi, dil, etc. 
•Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
•Eggs, nuts, beans, and other non-meat protein sources
•Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices

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