Do you know which muscles in our body are considered the most active? According to Guinness World Records, our eyes move more than 100,000 times a day. It’s a lot, don’t you think? But all this activity does not help our eyes stay healthy, and it seems that poor eyesight can be attributed to careless behavior.
We investigate the habits that lead to poor vision and even more serious illnesses. We look forward to sharing our findings with you, and there is a habit that is actually a myth that many people still believe in.
Here are 5 habits ophthalmologists need to break for good vision:
Saying “No” To Green Food And Food Rich In Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Lutein, And Beta Carotene
We are what we eat: you may have heard it many times, but is there anyone who doubts it? This is also related to our vision. The following minerals and vitamins are important for excellent vision and help protect our eyes from diseases that affect vision:
- Beta carotene Food sources: carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, pumpkin.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin. Food sources: spinach, kale, turnip greens, kale, pumpkin.
- Omega-3 fatty acids. Food sources: salmon, mackerel, herring, fish oil supplements, freshly ground flax seeds, walnuts.
- Vitamin A. Food sources: cow or chicken liver, eggs, butter, milk.
- Vitamin C. Food sources: bell peppers (red or green), kale, strawberry, broccoli, orange, melon.
Staying Engaged In One Activity For Too Long
Many IT professionals don’t take the recommended break or rest for 15 minutes, once or twice a day. But, according to a NIOSH study, eye pain, blurred vision, and upper body discomfort were significantly reduced when workers took 4 additional 5-minute breaks.
Forgetting To Exercise The Eyes
There are different opinions on this recommendation. There is even a theory that suggests that ophthalmologists know the truth about the benefits of eye exercises, but will never say a word to their patients, because if people start exercising their eyes, they will never wear glasses, contact lenses, or need eye surgery.
However, except for diseases and injuries for which there is no cure, daily eye exercises can help us maintain healthy and optimal vision if we suffer from visual fatigue.
In the image above, there is an eye exercise system designed by Dr. Zhdanov. Repeat each exercise 3 times and blink several times before moving on to the next.
Thinking That Lack Of Sleep Does Not Damage Your Vision
Sleeping is one of the most important activities for our body. And if you think that you are the only one suffering from lack of sleep, you are wrong. Did you know that lack of sleep can cause vision problems? It is recommended to sleep at least 5 hours to allow your eyes to recover from the day.
Lack of sleep can result in dry or red eyes, itching, blemishes, sensitivity to light, and even twitching or myokymia of the eyelids.
Did you know that smoking is bad for your eyes? Here are some facts:
Smokers are up to 4 times more likely to go blind in old age. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss. Studies show that people who smoke double their risk of developing cataracts.
Women who smoke during pregnancy increase the risk of their baby developing strabismus and potentially blinding diseases, among other health problems.
Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? Or maybe you had eye surgery? Do you think these simple rules will help people maintain good eyesight? Share your ideas with us in the comment section!