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Thursday, October 11, 2012

World Sight Day


  From: Jollibee Kids Workshop

There's no question that good vision is important for learning. Experts say more than 80% of what your child is taught in school is presented to them visually. –Mondo Optical
Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years. By: National Eye Institute
(1) Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure.
(2) Know your family’s eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition since many are hereditary.
(3) Eat right to protect your sight. Eating a diet rich in fruits & vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.
(4) Maintain a healthy weight.
(5) Wear protective eyewear. Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home.
(6) Quit smoking or never start. Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body.
(7) Be cool and wear your shades. Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
(8) Give your eyes a rest. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued.
(9) Clean your hands and your contact lenses—properly. To avoid the risk of infection, always wash your hands thoroughly before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. Make sure to disinfect contact lenses as instructed and replace them as appropriate.
(10) Practice workplace eye safety. When protective eyewear is required as a part of your job, make a habit of wearing the appropriate type at all times and encourage your coworkers to do the same.
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