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How to take care of your eyes

health and fitness Updated: Oct 24, 2010 01:42 IST
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Important measure that can take care of your eyes:



1

Must do:

A visit to an ophthalmologist should be an annual routine, especially when above 40 years of age. Myopia (near-sightedness), diabetes, glaucoma and hypertension mandate careful and regular eye examination.



2

Avoid these:

Avoid direct blast of an air-conditioner as it causes drying up of the tear film from eyes leading to discomfort and heaviness in eyes. Also avoid sitting for long hours in front of the computer.



3

Healthy diet:

A healthy diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, should be consumed. Vitamin A, found in carrots and sweet potatoes and Vitamin C rich fruits like oranges and strawberries are thought to be beneficial. Also, include nuts like almond and hazelnut in your daily diet.



4

Hygiene:

Swimming in inadequately cleaned pools can lead to eye infection. Also, contact lenses should be cleaned properly.



5

Proper rest:

Your eyes need rest, so make sure to obtain a good night's sleep to rest your tired eyes.



(With inputs from Dr Ashu Agarwal, Head of Ophthalmology, Perfect Wellness)

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