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Of course it is always advisable to go regularly to an ophthalmologist to prevent or treat eye pathologies and complications, but anyway, we bring you some advice recommended by the medical specialists.
1.Go to the ophthalmologist
Going to the ophthalmologist at least once a year for routine check-ups that can detect any anomaly or problem, and thus provide a solution. If there is any discomfort or pain, go to your ophthalmologist immediately.
2. Adequate lighting
Direct light in our eyes, reflections and shadows for long periods of time, affect our long term vision. Experts recommend working in spaces with large windows, where natural light enters.
3. Rest your eyes
It is important to reduce eye strain by looking up from the screen in front of you every 15-20 minutes and looking at a distant fixed point for a few seconds.
4. The importance of peripheral vision
For example, when we watch television, it is important to be in a room that is not completely dark. Having a small lamp on will help us not to lose perspective of our peripheral vision, and therefore of the movements that surround us.
5. Watch out for the sun!
Using glasses that protect us from ultraviolet rays is necessary for good visual health. The direct impact of the sun's rays on our eyes can have very negative consequences in the long term.
6. Adequate distance
The most appropriate is to maintain a distance of between 20 and 30 inches from the object you are going to have in front of you for a long period of time. In the case of the computer screen, it should be placed at the same height as your eyes so as not to force your gaze up or down.
7. Food for our eyes
Vegetables and fruits with vitamins A and C, like carrots, blueberries, red fruits... And foods with magnesium like nuts, some cereals, etc., also help to maintain good vision.
8. Surround yourself with clean air
Open spaces in which air flows improve your visual health.
9. Inclination and body position
If you spend many hours sitting in your workplace, we recommend that you sit with your feet on the ground with your back and head straight. This way you will avoid light reflections.
10. Ocular hydration
It is normal that sometimes our eyes get red and itchy, either after a long day in front of the computer, because we have entered water in the shower, etc. Always having an artificial tear drop prescribed by an ophthalmologist on hand will relieve and rehydrate our eyes.
Visiting a specialist regularly can prevent more serious problems such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration. All these diseases can be treated in time to stop or slow down their progression as much as possible.