The Eyes are the window to our Soul. Maintaining good eye health helps to minimise the likelihood of developing eye-related conditions such as tired eyes and dry eye. Eye care is important as we rely largely on our eyes to perceive the world around us.
There are many general day-to-day life choices that we can make which play their part in maintaining good eye health. Creating an eye care routine through the use of eye care products also ensures that our eyes stay healthy, are protected and receive the nutrients that they require. You should be mindful of your eye health just as much as you would be about any other part of your body. After all, our eyes are connected to our brains by optic nerves, so keeping our eyes healthy helps to keep our brains healthy!
There are many things that we can do ourselves to promote good eye health, and we will outline some of our top tips in this article. If you are concerned about your overall eye health, you should reach out to your eye doctor so that they can advise how best to care for your eye-related issues.
Issues That Can Arise From Poor Eye Care
Dry eye is a condition that causes the eye to become inflamed and sore due to a poor relationship between the tear film and the eyelids. Poor eye care, excessive computer screen usage, contact lenses and using eye drops that contain preservatives can all contribute to developing dry eye syndrome.
Poor eye health and eye care may result in itchy eyes. If dirt and germs get into your eyes it can cause them to become sore, itchy and red.
Tired eyes are a particularly common eye-related issue that can develop as a result of poor eye care. With increased hours spent looking at screens for entertainment and work these days, it is important to be aware of the effect that this can have on eye health.
A healthy and balanced diet ensures that your body gets the nutrition that it needs to stay strong and healthy. Eating a healthy diet reduces your risk of eye disease. Omega-3 fats, found in oily fish, and lutein, found in dark green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach are fantastic for providing your eyes with the nutrients that they need. Vitamins A, C and E are also helpful for eye health, so make sure to eat five fruit and vegetables a day!
Take Regular Breaks
If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer for work, or if you find yourself focusing on another type of screen for an extended period of time, remember to take care of your eyes by giving them a break. Try the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, give your eyes a rest by looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. When looking at screens for long periods of time, we can forget to blink and our eyes may become tired and strained. Getting into the habit of giving our eyes a rest can help to keep our eyes healthy.
Avoid Dry Eyes
As mentioned earlier, dry eye is a common issue that can impact eye health. Luckily, there is something we can do about it! Dry eye occurs when our eyes don’t create enough tears or we have poor quality tears. Central heating and air-conditioning can make dry eye worse, so try and limit the amount of time that you spend in these environments. Eye drops such as Thealoz Duo® provide long-lasting relief and protection for the surface of the eye, helping to care for dry eye syndrome.
Wear Prescribed Glasses
If you are experiencing eye and vision problems, it is important to visit your eye doctor to see if you need to wear prescription glasses or contact lenses to help your eyes work more efficiently. As we get older, our eyesight may deteriorate and the correct prescription can help to keep our eyes healthy.
Exposing our eyes to the sun can harm eye health. Sun exposure can raise your risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. You can protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses that block out 99 to 100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
Smoking increases your chances of damaging the optic nerve as well as developing eye conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Théa 4 step Eye Care Regimen
The Théa 4 Step Eye Care Regimen has been developed to provide your eyes with the care that they deserve and require to stay healthy. These products help with eye hygiene while also protecting and supporting eye health.
Step 1 of the regimen is to warm and massage your eyelids with Blepha Eyebag. The clinically proven reusable eye mask improves eye health by providing lasting relief to dry, tired and itchy eyes.
Using the Blepha range is the second step of the Théa Eye Care Regimen. The Blephaclean cleansing wipes are the perfect eye-care solution, especially for those who are suffering from inflammation or infection of the eyelids.
The third step to improving and maintaining eye health is using Thealoz Duo® eye drops. They hydrate and protect your eyes, providing long-lasting relief for eye conditions such as dry eye.
The final product in the Théa Eye Care Regimen that improves eye health is Nutrof Total®. This eye health multivitamin helps to maintain healthy eyes and vision as it provides you with the vitamins and nutritional intake that your eyes require.