How To Care For Your Eyes And Vision

There are many things that can go wrong with our eyes. If we put a lot of stress and strain on them they can cause blurry vision, redness and irritation. Over time if we don’t take care of our eyes, diabetic retinopathy symptoms can start to make themselves known.

Rest your eyes

You want to rest your eyes as often as you can. When working on a computer or other digital device, your eyes can start to stress and strain. You’ll notice that you start to get eyestrain, headaches and blurry vision.  If you can’t close your eyes or cover them for a period of time (every 20 minutes is recommended) then an eye patch may be helpful in relieving the stress on your eyes.

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Save your eyes from UV rays

The sun’s ultraviolet radiations can cause cataracts and lead to macular degeneration.  Both of these conditions can decrease your vision ability greatly.  You want to make sure you are wearing UV protection with a minimum SPF of 30. Never look at the sun’s rays directly or you could suffer from temporary blindness, eye damage and painful headaches.

A good pair of sunglasses will help protect you from the UV rays and are important if your eyes have a history of cataracts or macular degeneration.

Save your eyes from diabetes complications

It’s important to know that high plasma glucose levels can increase the risk of diabetic retinopathy symptoms.  I’d encourage everyone to keep their eyes healthy because you never know when a major complication may affect your vision.

Diabetic Eye Problems: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Diabetes is the most common cause of blindness in people under age 40 and it’s estimated to affect over 29 million Americans.  Eye problems related to diabetes are frequent, but there are many symptoms that can be treated if identified early on.