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Dear Readers, Your eyes are among your most important organs. Your eyes not only let you see shapes and depth and millions of colors, but also help manage the light signals that keep your body’s internal clock running properly.
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Eyes care

Your eyes are also among the most vulnerable parts of your body, and they need your protection to maintain and improve your eyesight. 
While you may be aware that you should always wear protective glasses during activities such as woodworking and landscaping, there are other ways to protect your eyes and keep them healthy every day. 
The nature of jobs and extensive usage of computers , laptop android phones are the leading causes for eye diseases in the youth.
The eye hospital is getting cases like computer vision syndrome and dry eyes these days.Allergy and other infections are also effecting the youth.
Ophthalmologists at the hospital say the number of eye diseases are raising these days as the temperature and pollution are going up day-by-day.Doctors say that they received very less number of such complaints among youth earlier,but now they are getting most of the cases from youth only.
The continuous staring at computer makes the eyeballs dry and it leads to irritation and allergy.Students who are using computers and laptops are effected with pterygium. As a result,the eyeballs will become red and start watering continuously two or three days. Apart from this ,cataract cases have also increased due to radiation and pollution.
Let me explain what is cataract: A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window.Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read.
Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision.
At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with cataracts. But if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might need cataract surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a safe, effective procedure.
Superintendent of the eye hospital say,”earlier most of the patients were senior citizens, but now half of the patients are below the age of thirty years who work most of the time on computers.Pollution and radiation also caused the diseases.Ten years back daily around 150 to 200 out- patients were registered here but now its more than 300 per day”.
One of the person who is working as a call centre executive who came to the hospital said,”I have been working on computer for the past six years.I have to stare at the computer for around 10 hours a day.As a result ,I have poor eyesight now I am using contact lenses,”.
Assistant professor of medical college said people who work on computers should use lubricants for their eyes and should frequently blink after working for sometime,they should give rest to their eyes for a few minutes.

Factors that increase your risk of cataracts include:

*Increasing age
*Diabetes

*Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol

*Excessive exposure to sunlight

*Exposure to ionizing radiation, such as that used in X-rays and cancer radiation therapy
*Family history of cataracts
*High blood pressure

*Obesity

*Previous eye injury or inflammation

*Previous eye surgery

*Prolonged use of corticosteroid medications

*Smoking

Prevention (Cataracts)

Choose a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Adding a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet ensures that you’re getting many vitamins and nutrients. Fruits and vegetables have many antioxidants, which help maintain the health of your eyes.
Studies haven’t proved that antioxidants in pill form can prevent cataracts. However, a large population study recently showed that a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals was associated with a reduced risk of developing cataracts. Fruits and vegetables have many proven health benefits and are a safe way to increase the amount of minerals and vitamins in your diet.

Pterygium

A pterygium is a growth that develops on the conjunctiva or mucous membrane that covers the white part of your eye. It is a benign or noncancerous growth that is often shaped like a wedge. In some cases, a pterygium can extend to the cornea. 
This is the clear part of your eye that covers your iris and pupil. Pterygia usually don’t cause problems or require treatment, although they can be removed if they interfere with your vision.

Causes of Pterygium

The exact cause of pterygium isn’t known. One explanation is that too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can lead to these growths. They occur more often in people who live in warm climates and spend a lot of time outdoors in sunny or windy environments. 
People whose eyes are exposed to elements like pollen, sand, smoke, or wind on a regular basis have a higher risk of developing this condition. Other risk factors include having light skin and light eyes.

Prevention (Pterygia)

If possible, avoid exposure to environmental factors that can cause pterygia. You can help prevent pterygia by wearing sunglasses or a hat to shield your eyes from sunlight, wind, and dust. Your sunglasses should also provide protection from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. 
If you already have a pterygium, limiting your exposure to wind, dust, pollen, smoke, and sunlight can slow its growth. It can also help prevent them from coming back if you’ve had any removed.

Eye Allergy

Eye allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problem in most people. 
An allergic reaction can occur when that “something” (called an allergen) comes in contact with antibodies attached to the mast cells in your eyes; the cells respond by releasing histamine and other substances or chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak and the eyes to become itchy, red and watery.

Seasonal Allergy

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) is by far the most common type of eye allergy. Patients experience symptoms in spring, summer or fall, depending on the type of plant pollen in the air. Typical symptoms include:
Itching, Redness, Burning and Clear, watery discharge

Conjunctivitis

If you have conjunctivitis, it means the lining of your inner eyelids and the whites of your eyes (the conjunctiva) is red and swollen. It can make your eyes sticky and irritated.
Infected conjunctivitis often comes when dirty fingers, towels, handkerchiefs, or facecloths touch the eye. Symptoms appear 24–72 after you catch conjunctivitis.

How Do I Prevent Allergic Conjunctivitis?

Completely avoiding the environmental factors that cause allergic conjunctivitis can be difficult. The best thing you can do is to limit your exposure to these triggers. For example, if you know that you are allergic to perfume or household dust, you can try to minimize your exposure by using scent-free soaps and detergents, or by installing an air purifier in the home.
Computer Vision Syndrome: describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing a computer screen for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of computer use.
The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) are
1.eyestrain
2.headaches
3.blurred vision
4.dry eyes
5.neck and shoulder pain
 
These symptoms may be caused by: poor lightingglare on the computer, screen improper viewing distancespoor seating postureuncorrected vision problems

How is Computer Vision Syndrome treated?

Solutions to computer-related vision problems are varied. However, CVS can usually be alleviated by obtaining regular eye care and making changes in how you view the computer screen.

Quit Smoking: 

Smoking makes you more likely to get cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration. If you’ve tried to quit smoking before and started smoking again, keep trying. The more times you try to quit smoking, the more likely you are to succeed.  

Eat Good food for Vision

Protecting your eyes starts with the food . Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins A,C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts, studies show. Regularly eating these foods can help lead to good eye health:
1: Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale.
2: Salmon and other oily fish
3: Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
4: Eggs, beans,nuts and other non-meat protein sources
5. Vitamin A and vision make potent allies. Carrots contain lots of beta carotene and Vitamin A, which can contribute to your eyes’health and may provide a fantastic source of eye vitamins for macular degeneration and cataracts.
6.Follow eyes exercise regularly.

Staring at a computer screen for too long can cause:

  • Eyestrain
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble focusing at a distance
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain

Taking the following steps to protect your Eyes Care:

  • Make sure your glasses or contact lens prescription is up-to-date and adequate for computer use. 
  • Some people may need glasses to help with contrast, glare, and eye strain when using a computer.
  • Position your computer so that your eyes are level with the top of the monitor. This allows you to look slightly down at the screen.
  • Try to avoid glare on your computer from windows and lights. Use an anti-glare screen if needed.
  • Choose a comfortable, supportive chair. Position it so that your feet are flat on the floor.
  • If your eyes are dry, blink more.
  • Every 20 minutes, rest your eyes by looking 20 feet away for 20 seconds. At least every 2 hours, get up and take a 15-minute break.
So, these were the tips on how to protect your eyes. What are your views on the topic? Do let me know in the comments.If you like this article please share and rate it. I will come back with new posts for health and herbal beauty tips soon.
Note:If any eye problem please consult to your doctor immediately.
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Comments

  1. Anupama says

    This article is very useful for me, as I go through the same at my work place. I have a request , as you mentioned about eye exercises, can you give more details or may be update more pictures on eye exercises. That will be very helpful.

  2. Rebecca says

    My eyes is always itching and i always hae headache,neck pain every night i suffer like this…even i checkup to doctor but not working and i cant say in the wind for longtime..

    • says

      Hi Rebecca, Follow meditation and eye exercises. Eat green vegetables and one raw carrot with one glass of milk everyday. Splash normal water on your eyes morning and evening for 2/3 minutes regularly. Finally I would like to suggest apply your own split in your eyes early morning regularly. I am sure you will get rid of all the eyes problems. For headache take 3 almonds everyday regularly. For neck pain follow neck exercises and while working on computer sit with correct posture. Keep visiting thank you.

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