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How to take care of your precious eyes

Here's how you can take care of your eyes...

health and fitness Updated: Jun 21, 2010 01:18 IST
Aroma Sah
Aroma Sah
Hindustan Times

Here's how you can take care of your eyes:

1.If you experience constant headaches while reading or working, get an eye examination. A persistent headache is a common sign of an increase in eye power.

2.Even if you’ve perfect 6/6 vision, run regular checks at home. Try to read the time on a clock from a distance of five to six feet, first with both eyes, and then with one eye at a time. If there’s a problem in either, you’ll be able to spot the difference.

3.Always read in good light and never while lying down. If you feel the need to hold the book a little farther away in order to read the words better, get an eye checkup done. You may require reading glasses.

4.If your work requires you to be in front of a computer screen for long periods, make a conscious effort to blink often. Also, take a break from looking at the screen every 15 minutes.

5.If you use contact lenses, don’t wear them for more than eight hours at a stretch.

First Published: Jun 20, 2010 15:53 IST