Protect your eyes, protect your sight!

Our eyes are our wealth, the most important sensation in a human body, which enables us to receive 90% of all information from the environment. Eyes help us to see things, colours, natural beauties, people, we use eyes to “communicate”, intruduce ourselves, create images, to dream.

Vision has a great importance in everyday life, therefore it needs to be kept and regularlly controlled.

 

But, due to today’s lifestyle and general digitalisation, more and more people suffer from a computer vision syndrome that is directly related to looking at the computer all day long and applies equally to all generations. Often, our day starts with surfing on the mobile phone, then starts eight-hour workthat also implies looking at the screen because absolutely related to work is done on the computer. And, at the end of the day, we surf a bit more to keep up with the news we could not read during the day. This means that an average person spends 80% of their time looking at some kind of screen. Although computers have made communication and information flow easier, but it is scary that how much we strain our eyes through the day.

 

Have we forgotten to blink?

 

Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is temporary condition caused by long uninterrupted looking at the computer screen. It is caused by decreased flashing frequency during long-term work on the computer. Can you imagine that such a banal thing which literally lasts a millisecond can negatively affect long-term eye health.

 

The most common symptoms are: blurred vision, double vision, problems with refocusing, dry, irritated eyes (red eyes), headaches, painful eyes, neck or back pain, fatigue.

 

On the other hand, poor eating habits, smoking, not enough sleep, not wearing sunglasses can have a very negative effect on the health of our eyes. That is why it is very important, on a daily basis, to have a diet rich in fruit and vegetables or take dietary supplements and to learn to rest your eyes.

 

With aging, eyes also age, the vision deteriorates, becomes blurred and is subject to degenerative processes.

 

As we age, muscles that control the size of the pupil and reaction to light lose their elasticity. This reduces the size of the pupils, and the reaction to light changes is slower. Also, with aging, there is a reduction in tear production, reduction of the field of vision and color recognition decreases. In order to postpone all the above-mentioned situations, it is very important to visit the ophthalmologist more often, observe the changes in the vision and eat food or take dietary supplements which favour eye health.

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