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Eye Care In the Digital Age

Health is something which we can’t ignore from the moment we start breathing.

With all the screens in our lives, digital age eye care should be a priority for us all. Unfortunately this isn't always the case, and especially with our children. In addition to the screen time they enjoy at school, it's also an integral part of their lives after school. They're locked into smartphones, tablets, laptops and more practically every moment. In many cases, they are often interacting with screens late into the evening.

They aren't the only ones, however, because adults are guilty of it also. Nevertheless, this all adds up to potential for eye strain and we need to take care of our eyes at all times. As a Blogger or even a normal computer user, our eyes are used the most. Working on laptop or computer for hours will start creating lots of eye related issues like Dry eyes

Here are a few useful tips that can help take care of your eyes in this digital world of ours:

Take a break – in between your work have small breaks especially if you are working for long hours which help you in reducing strain on your eyes and increase blood supply to your body.

Drink more water – this point looks so simple but very effective because if you take more water puffiness of your eyes can be reduced.

Apply palming method – this method but you have to rub your hands against each other until they get warm and then you have to cup your eyes for some time. The advantage of doing this that both your eyes as well as elbows get relaxed simultaneously.

Looking at distant objects in between your long working hours and again coming back to normal near vision will help your eyes to focus better.

Diet is very important – take green vegetables, tomatoes, citrus, spinach, dairy products and foods rich in Vitamins A, E, C.

Do some eye exercises– for this I would like to tell you one of the best exercises that is –“first blink your eyes for some time and later close your eyes and just roll your eyes clockwise and anti-clockwise. In between this process you just several deep breaths and slowly breathe out and open your eyes. Do this exercise for about 2 minutes before going to work.

This post originally appeared on Findlay Creek Eye Clinic.

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