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How Much Attention Are You Paying to Your Eyes?

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Your eyes are an important part of your overall health. Most of us sit behind a computer the entire day and then stare at our smartphones during breaks. What we don’t realize is that some of our habits can be damaging to our eyes. However, there are many simple things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure that they are in perfect seeing shape.

Here are some simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes:

Blink more often – blinking is very important when working at a computer; blinking moistens your eyes to prevent dryness and irritation.

Sit up right – improper posture during computer work also contributes to computer vision syndrome. Adjust your workstation and chair to the correct height.

Check your lenses – make sure your glasses or contact lens prescription is up-to-date and adequate for computer use. Sometimes you might need glasses to help with contrast, glare, and eye strain when using a computer.

Give your eyes a rest – every 20 minutes, rest your eyes by looking 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Sip on green tea – not only does green tea keep your skin healthy, boost your memory and improve your blood pressure, it’s great for your vision, too.

Be cool and wear your shades – ultraviolet rays from the sun don’t just harm your skin; they wreak havoc on your eyes at all times of the day.  So don’t forget to wear your sun glasses when you’re out and about in the sun.

Update your  makeup –  to cut back on contaminating your precious eyes, toss out old makeup, don’t use mascara that’s dried out, keep your eye cosmetics in a cool, dry place and avoid sharing eye cosmetics with others.