Corporate Health & Wellness Specialist – PrognoHealth

World Sight Day

WHO observes World sight Day on the second Thursday of October every year as a day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

Eyes are perhaps the most important sense organ. However, many people across the world suffer from vision impairment or blindness. The main reason for and blindness. Are age-related diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, or excess exposure to computers or television.

While we cannot avoid major eye ailments or natural occurrences we can take some steps to maintain good vision.

* Include in your diet colorful fruits and vegetables, especially carrots are high in vitamin A, essential for good vision.

* Eat dark leafy greens like spinach and sprouts, as well as dark berries, like blueberries and blackberries, Which are rich in lutein, a type of carotenoid that protects against macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60. Foods rich in omega-3s, like walnuts and fish, can reduce in the blood vessels of the eye.

* A handful of almonds provides about half of your daily dose of E, which slows macular degeneration.

* Wear the right kind of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure leads to cataracts and macular degeneration.

* Take breaks from the computer by looking at the distance or looking at greenery. This will give your eyes relief and protects them from damage.

* Keep the room lights low, which may be more comfortable than a high contrast between the TV screen and the surrounding environment.

* If you are working near hazardous radiation (welding, lasers, fiber, optics)

* Remember to wear special-purpose safety glasses, face shields, or helmets designed for that task.

* know your family’s eye health history – whether anyone has a disease or condition that is hereditary.

* Have a regular eye examination to catch any damage or early onset of disease.

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