4 Ways To Actually Improve Your Eye Health
Vision is something we often take for granted, wandering through life expecting it to be accurate, until it’s not. Unfortunately it’s also something that fades in a lot of people, either through old age, or damage from external sources like the sun or a screen.
It’s not recommended to wait until it starts going awry to do something about it. Like almost every health related issue there is, you’re better looking after them while they’re still healthy to ensure they stay that way. There are a few things you can do to keep your eyeballs in good shape, this article on the Huffington Post has 4 of them:
Our obsession with technology has introduced a new threat: digital eyestrain. While one symptom, dry eyes, is normally no more than a nuisance, a 2014 study in JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that staring at a screen all day could lead to changes in the eye similar to those in patients with dry eye disease, a more serious condition in which the eye doesn’t produce tears properly (or they evaporate too quickly). Researchers discovered that as screen time went up, the level of a lubricating substance found in tears went down. Why? The participants may have blinked less.
In one way that seems like an obvious point, so obvious you might think that it doesn’t need mentioning. But, on the other hand, how much attention do you pay to your blink rate when you’re staring at a screen? Check out the full post for all the tips.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.