How do I take care of healthy eyes

Our eyes are arguably our most important senses. Our eyesight enables us to perceive light stimuli and different colors, but it decreases with age. Around 40 million people in Germany already wear glasses. With a few tricks you can maintain your eyesight into old age, cure your poor eyesight naturally, and take long-term care of your eyes.

In order to keep the risk of eye diseases, such as retinal or conjunctivitis or glaucoma, low, we recommend that you see an ophthalmologist at least once a year.

Tips for healthy eyes

nutrition

The basis and long-term care for healthy eyes is a balanced, healthy diet. In order to be functional every day and to cope with everyday stress, your eyes need enough vitamins and minerals. Try to eat a handful of fruit and vegetables between each main meal and drink enough water (approx. 2 liters per day). This prevents dry eyes. Foods like broccoli, bell peppers, kiwi fruit, as well as carrots, beetroot and apricots contain a lot of vitamins A and C, which are good for your eyes. A healthy diet is particularly important for smokers because cigarette smoke contains many pollutants that are harmful to the eyes.

training

People who work in the office and stare at a screen for several hours every day have sensitive eyeball and sometimes suffer from dry, weakened eyes. Since we stare at the screen instead of just looking and therefore blink less, the eye does not get enough moisture. Doctors give these complaints the following names: computer vision syndrome. Even the smallest exercises can help to relax your eyes again. Take short breaks from watching several times per hour. Try to look into the distance or at a certain point (not on the screen) for a few minutes and let your eyes wander with your eyes wide open. Also blink in between and don't strain your eyes. In addition, winking, which means closing one eye while the other eye is still open, is helpful and moisturizes the closed eye.

There are other exercises to get the eyeball moving and thereby relaxing the eyes: Rotate the eyeball horizontally from left to right and then from right to left. Then roll it. In the second exercise, close your eyes for a few minutes and, if necessary, cover them with your hands in order to achieve complete darkness around the eye area. Another exercise can also stretch the eye muscles. Here you direct your gaze upwards as far as possible and then downwards as far as possible. Do this several times in a row.

Experts report that yawning is also very healthy for the eyes. So if you yawn vigorously, although you are not tired and also stretching, you relax the muscles around the eyes and thus promote the health of your eyes in the long term. Yawn in the fresh air too. This is a double benefit for the body and eyes and is also good against stress.