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Eye care tips to protect the gift of sight

Sept. 12, 2020, 11:24 a.m. by Dr.Sabyasachi Patnaik ( 449 views)

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Eyes are the most precious gifts given to us and its importance can only be realised after losing it or watching the activities of a person deprived of the gift of sight.

Eye care tips to protect the gift of sight |Dr.Sabyasachi Patnaik |Karuwakispeaks

In order to maintain good eyesight throughout our life, it's essential to take care of your eyes by observing the following simple eye care tips.

Eye care tips to protect the gift of sight |Dr.Sabyasachi Patnaik |Karuwakispeaks

Always try to have healthy food like fresh carrot, spinach, broccoli and citrus, etc rich in vitamins A, C, and E and minerals zinc and carotenoids lutein, and zeaxanthin. Keep good control of your blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood lipids by having a proper diet, doing regular exercise, and maintaining healthy lifestyle Protective eyewear is essential if there is a risk of coming in contact with chemicals, sharp objects during certain games or profession.

Eye care tips to protect the gift of sight |Dr.Sabyasachi Patnaik |Karuwakispeaks

Eyewear for protection from UV light is a must during working outdoors in broad daylight which helps to protect the lens and retina from its harmful effects. Follow the 20-20-20 rule when using any digital media like computers or mobile. That is after looking at any digital screen for 20 minutes look to a distance of 20 feet for 20 seconds to relieve eye strain.

Eye care tips to protect the gift of sight |Dr.Sabyasachi Patnaik |Karuwakispeaks

Get regular eye checkups to exclude the possibility of glaucoma, cataract, and other symptomless age-related eye diseases.

The dryness of the eye is a common concern of the elderly and can be taken care of by using lubricants. Last but not the least avoid touching your eyes unnecessarily especially in the COVID era.

Eye care tips to protect the gift of sight |Dr.Sabyasachi Patnaik |Karuwakispeaks

Dry eyes due to lack of lubrication

 

-Dr.Sabyasachi Patnaik

-Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist cum

-Additional Director, Health Services, Govt of Odisha.


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