It is a new year and it is important that you maintain your vision to achieve all your set goals. Someone said, in a "biblical story", 'I see men like trees'.
We wish to help you keep your eye working perfectly, so you do not see men like trees.
Eye care is a vital part to general body health. Here are some eye care tips you should pay attention to this year!
1) Eat healthy, balanced diet: include fruits and vegetables into your diet. Eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acid, such as salmon, tuna.
2) Maintain a healthy weight: being overweight or obese can predispose you to diabetes which puts you at a higher risk of eye diseases and defects.
3) Exercise regularly
4) Wear sunglasses: sun exposure can damage your eyes and puts you at risk of cataract and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
5) Wear protective eye wear: when doing home repairs, working in a factory, playing certain sports, wear a protective eye wear.
6) Avoid smoking: this helps prevent damage to your optic nerve, as smoking increases the risk of this condition.
7) Know your family history: some eye conditions are inherited. So, having fore-knowledge of your risk will help you take healthy steps to prevent or slow down damages.
8) Know your other risk factors: growing older, there are health conditions that can predispose you to eye related diseases. This knowledge helps you adjust habits and behaviors that are more favorable to your health.
9) If you wear contact lenses, take steps to prevent eye infections: Wash your hands well before you put in or take out your contact lenses. Also follow the instructions on how to properly clean them, and replace them when needed.
10) Give your eyes a rest: apply the 20-20-20 rule to reduce eye strain, especially if you work with a computer or phones regularly. The 20-20-20 rules is simple, every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.
11) Take supplements that are helpful to your eye.
Most importantly, go for regular eye checks. Visit us at Amela Pharmacy to assist you in making the right health choices. Your well-being is our utmost concern.
We hope to see you; and hope you see us too!
Happy New Year

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