Eyes are your window to the world. It is how you see everything and everyone around you. They are also known to be the window to the soul. In any case, it is imperative that you take good care of your eyes because, without them, life would be like one dark alley.
Here are some simple yet effective tips on keeping your eyes healthy:
Keep Digital Screens at a Safe Distance
Technology has entered every aspect of your life and while it is a good thing, it can also impact your eyesight in the long run. Whether you are using a desktop, laptop, tablet or a smartphone experts would advise you to keep all things at least at an arm's length. In the case of smartphones, it is safe to operate them from a distance of 16 inches.
Food for Eyes
There are certain foods that are good for the nourishment of your eyes. Nutrients that are good for eyes include zinc, omega-3 acid, vitamin C and E and lutein. Foods that are rich in these nutrients are salmon, tuna, and other oily fishes.
Blinks and Breaks
A normal human being blinks about 15-20 times per minute. However, when you are working on a screen device you blink a lot less. One simple way to counter this issue is to take regular breaks from your screen and close your eyes for a few moments. The famous 20-20-20 rule suggests that you look away for 20 seconds at an object 20 feet away every 20 minutes.
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