Habits That Ruin Eyesight
1. Staring at a Screen over a Long Period (Smartphone, TV, Computer, etc.)
According to a research, About 61 per cent of respondents to the study admitted to staring at a computer screen for extended periods without a break, we reduce the amount we blink when looking at a screen and that leads to dry eyes which can be damaging. It’s not the screen that’s damaging, or sitting close to it, it’s not taking a break for prolonged time frames.
2. Make Up and Personal Hygiene.
Having eye makeup on overnight can affect eyesight as they’re not to be worn all day every day 24 hours. Always remember to take eye makeup off before going to bed, and avid sharing to prevent cross contamination.
Poor diet can affect the eyesight and lead to poor vision. It is important to incorporate healthy meal choices like blueberries, leafy vegetables and oily fish to help keep eyes in good shape. Apart from eating healthy, it is also important to go for regular eye tests.
In addition to causing lung cancer and a host of other diseases in various parts of the body, smoking decreases your body’s ability to provide adequate oxygen and nutrition to tissues, including the tissues in the eye. This can put you at a higher risk of developing cataract as well as macular degeneration.
5. Wearing Old Makeup
According to the American Association of Ophthalmology, cosmetics older than three months should not be used on the eyes, and one should always remove eye makeup before going to sleep in order to prevent infection in the eyes.
6. Rubbing Your Eyes.
The skin around your eyes is one of the first areas on your face to show signs of aging. Rubbing your eyes can break tiny blood vessels under the skin’s surface and cause dark circles and puffy eyes, as well as premature crow’s feet and drooping eyelids
7. Not Getting Enough Sleep
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason: not enough sleep can accelerate aging, and your eyes may be the first to suffer! Lack of sleep causes red, bloodshot eyes, dark circles under the eyes, eye twitching, dry eyes and blurry vision.
8. Not Drinking Enough Water
Not getting the recommended eight glasses of water a day and eating a high-sodium diet can cause your body to dehydrate and in turn not produce enough tears to keep your eyes moist and properly nourished.