Eyes are said to be the windows to our souls. But did you realize that our eyes are our windows to the world too? Without them, we would miss a whole lot; like the faces of the people important to us, the beautiful gifts of nature, and even the wonders of the internet! And that is just to name a few. This gives us all the more reason to take better care of our eyes and not take them for granted.
This is why, when I found this nifty informational leaflet that I was handed when I first got my pair of glasses back in 2004, I thought I’d share the eyesight saving tips with you guys.
So here is a transcription of the contents of the vision care leaflet:
Sight Saving Tips
Your eyes are for reading, writing, using the computer, playing games, watching TV, seeing the smiles on people’s faces, enjoying a painting, watching a play or dance and many more. Take care of your precious eyes by protecting them.
Get enough sleep. Eat a healthy diet. Exercise Regularly.
Sit upright on a comfortable chair by the table. Make sure there is enough light in the room. Hold the book about 13 to 16 inches away.
When Using the Computer
Sit about 20 inches away from the monitor. Sit upright and do not lean towards the monitor.
When Watching TV
Sit at least 2 meters away. Make sure the height of the TV is at or below eye level. Switch on the room light.
Take Vision Breaks
Give your eyes a break after every 30 to 40 minutes of reading, writing, using the computer or watching TV. Look at distant objects for 3 to 5 minutes e.g. look out of the window.
Avoid UV Exposure
Avoid looking at the sun and other intense light sources. When travelling, wear sunglasses that can protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Anti-UV contact lenses work effectively, too.
Care for Spectacles
Use both hands to wear or remove your spectacles. Do not place your spectacles downwards on the table to avoid scratching the lenses. Wash your lenses with soap and water whenever they are dirty. Lens cleaner and wiper work effectively too.
Visit Your Optometrist
If you experience blurring of vision at far or near accompanied by headache or eyestrain, it’s time to visit your optometrist.
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Have a beautiful day ahead, everyone. And remember to keep your eyes healthy! :)