What we feed our bodies feeds our eyes.
Many of the vitamins and minerals in our bodies are found in much higher concentrations in our eyes, so a diet lacking in these vitamins and minerals can lead to vision problems as we grow older.
Take the time every day to give your eyes (and the rest of your body) the nutritive support they need.
Eat the foods and take the supplements that provide the antioxidant vitamins and minerals your eyes require.
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Tips, myths and precautions about Contact Lenses
Some people wear contact lenses to look attractive while others wear them to protect their eyes. However, most of us rarely realize how important it is to take care of our contacts. Here are some tips to ensure safe and optimal usage.
After using your contacts, always be sure to clean them well with the recommended cleaning solution. It is equally important to thoroughly wash your hands and dry them with a lint-free towel before touching your contacts. As a matter of procedure, hold the lens on the tip of your finger, pour a few drops of the cleaning liquid on either side and then to rub it gently. After all the grime is removed, simply place them into their case.
It is also worth knowing that Contact Lenses should only be worn when your eyes are well rested. If tired or sleepy, opt for wearing glasses instead. Ladies should always pop in their contacts before applying any kind of make up. By the same token, keep your contacts well away from powders, hairspray, face creams and any such potentially harmful chemicals.
It is also extremely important to not expose yourself to high temperatures while wearing your contacts.
It's best to not wear contacts for more that the advised eight hours - wearing your contacts for too long can cause dry eyes. Also avoid sleeping with the contacts on - this too can cause Dry Eyes and infection.
Another very good idea is to always carry your contact lens case, cleaning solution and your pair of glasses with you if you are planning to stay away from home for the whole day. This way you will be able to switch to wearing glasses after the recommended eight hours.
Some contact lens myths debunked
- Contacts cannot get lost behind the eye as it is not physically possible for the lens to move beyond the surface of the eye.
- Wearing contacts while playing sports is not dangerous. Infact many sportsmen have found that wearing contacts gives them a broader vision. One should only not wear contacts while engaging in water sports as that can cause infection.
- Contact lenses are safe for children provided they are old enough to take care of them (ref precautions above).
- Only hard contact lenses tend to fall off the eyes. This does not happen with soft contacts.
Last but not least
Before wearing contact lenses, always (A) carefully read, understand and follow the instructions and guidelines on the package and (B) consult your optician and take his/her advice on how the lenses need to be cleaned and maintained.
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