Health: Maintaining Healthy Vision

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Admin | Posted On : 28-10-2022

There is a saying that the eyes are the window to the soul and one of the most beautiful parts on the human face. You can see and judge one's soul from the eyes. Have you imagined how relevant good eyesight can be? Imagine the frustration of straining the eyes to see or read due to a few visual-related problems. Life would be hollow and horrible without good healthy vision. Keeping your eyes strong and healthy is not something to ignore, especially in this modern time, where we constantly blend with bright computers and phone screens.

Did you know that a poor diet that does not contain nutrients like vitamins C & E and living in chocked and dirty places could hamper your sight? It could lead to poor eyesight. Good vision is tantamount to maintaining a good eyesight routine to improve the quality of view as we grow older.

Poor eyesight is not limited to old age; it is a common problem among the young and old worldwide, which is why many people resort to artificial lenses. (Glasses or lenses). Yes, some are making millions of dollars from your carelessness or inability to keep your eyes healthy. Other victims of related eye diseases like myopia (near-sightedness), presbyopia (loss of near vision with age), hyperopia (far sight), and without glasses move through stages of poor eyesight to blindness.

Signs and Symptoms

Possible vision problems usually come with signs and symptoms. The earlier we notice the signs and act, the quicker we save ourselves from the torture of eye sicknesses. An immediate appointment with an optician would be a good idea. What are possible signs that your eyes are experiencing some problems? Take a look:

 Severe, sudden eye pain.

  • Severe, sudden eye pain.

  • Swollen, red eyes.

  • Sudden vision change.

  • Cloudy, blurred, or double vision.

  • Changes in the colour of the iris.

  • Painful, sensitivity to light or glare.

  • Recurrent pain in or around the eye.

  • Itching, burning, or a heavy discharge from the eyes.

  • Seeing rainbows or halos around lights.

  • Seeing floating "spider webs".


  • See your Ophthalmologist or optician immediate if you have noticed any of the above symptoms. However, one can take care of the above eye problems with simple tips: 

  • Eat right to protect your sight. Carrots, preferably, are suitable for your eyes. Other diets rich in fruits and vegetables, incredibly dark leafy greens (think of collard greens, spinach or kale), keep one's eyes healthy. 

  • According to numerous research works, fish such as salmon and tuna, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, are equally essential for keeping your eyes healthy. 

  • Take care of your weight. Live a healthy lifestyle and eat well to avoid being overweight or obese. Too much weight may lead to diabetes and other health challenges and cause vision loss, such as glaucoma or diabetic eye disease. Your doctor or dietitian could help you fight obesity and other weight-related problems.

  • You have dilated eye test. Do not overestimate your vision; visit your eye specialist for a comprehensive dilated eye exam, which will help you know how healthy your eyes are.  

  • Excessive sun rays. Use sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Go for sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 per cent of UV-A and UV-B radiation; they offer the best eye protection.

  • Quit smoking now! Many think smoking only damages one's lungs, which may lead to cancer. It does more than that; your eyes can pay a heavy price. Many research reports have pointed out that smoking may increase the risk of cataracts and optic nerve damage, which may cause blindness. 

  • Contact lenses and hygiene. Maintain good hygiene, especially when you wear contact lenses. Wash your hands to avoid the risk of infections, which could damage your vision. Washing your hands thoroughly before and after putting in contact lenses is a must. Furthermore, disinfect contact lenses as instructed and replace them as appropriate.  

  • Keeping good hygiene prevents vectors like houseflies that would cause trachoma there.

  • Your eye specialist may recommend spectacles to correct refractive errors. 


    Having healthy eyesight is a health bonus we must not ignore. Simply taking good care of your eyes and changing your lifestyle could add more years to your eyes and life. More than that, you would save yourself the hard-earned money you spend on medical treatments. Keep your beautiful eyes healthy!