Good eyes are not something to be taken for granted. In order to keep your eyes as healthy as they can be, you should avoid these 5 bad habits that will age your eyes.
Poor sleep habits
If you consistently do not get enough sleep, your body will become less able to fix any skin damage that occurs. Since the skin around your eyes is thinner than in other areas of your body, damage can become very visible over time.
Failing to protect your eyes from UV light
Ultraviolet light can make your eyes look older, due to its ability to break down the collagen fibres that exist on your eyelids’ thin skin. Sunglasses can protect you from this damage as well as help to protect you from developing macular degeneration, cataracts, and skin cancers.
Following an unhealthy diet
Eating your fruits and vegetables consistently as well as a couple of servings of fish each week can reduce the chances that you will develop macular degeneration, cataracts, and other eye diseases. The nutrients found in leafy dark greens, salmon, and berries are particularly beneficial.
Drinking an insufficient amount of water
By failing to drink enough water, you may end up with red, puffy eyelids that are dry. This is because your bodily cells will have become dehydrated, which means they will not be able to produce enough tears. Ultimately, your eyes may end up looking red and bloodshot and cause you discomfort.
Not going for a regular eye exam
Many eye conditions, particularly those that are age-related, do not show any symptoms in their earliest stages, but through an eye exam these diseases can be detected early on. Our optometrist in Calgary can also detect eye strain caused by those hours spent looking at a computer screen and possibly prescribe you glasses to increase your comfort level.
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