Archive for the ‘Eye Care’ Category

Eye health in the workplace

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

If for work you have to spend many hours daily sitting / a at the computer, reviewing documents and squinting notes some very simple tips that give us the experts to maintain the health of our eyes.

Because we spent many hours in our workplace, and we take care of our eyes with simple gestures that are available to anyone.

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Breaks and exercises for the eyes

Eye health experts advise us to do some small breaks every 20 minutes. Also try the following exercise: just focus and keep your eyes fixed on an object for about 15 seconds, then do the same but with another nearby object. (more…)

False myths about contact lenses

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Do you use contact lenses? In that case, sure you’ve had to hear the odd comment about the disadvantages of wearing contact lenses, or may even be bad for our eye health.

Are some of these comments, or rather are unscientific rumors? Today unmount some false myths about contact lenses. So if you’re thinking about starting to use contact lenses or you are regular user, you can rest assured that most of these beliefs are the result of ignorance.

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Are uncomfortable

Surely you’ve heard that contact lenses can be uncomfortable. However, the real discomfort has nothing to do with the lenses, but is related with dry eye that may cause some discomfort. (more…)

Tips to protect eyes

Monday, October 21st, 2013

They are running from the moment we wake up each morning until they fall exhausted into bed. However, only pay attention to them when they have trouble. Yes, we refer to the eyes, which require daily care to avoid infections, fatigue or more serious illnesses.

Coinciding with World Vision, which has taken place during the last week, today we give you a few tips for you to watch your eyes and thus avoid major problems with the view. Are you ready to take note?

Tips to protect eyes

Working or studying

How could it be otherwise, we have to start talking about working at the computer, they have to keep the screen at a distance of between 50 and 70 centimeters and take breaks periodically to give respite to the vision? In the same way, to read or write you have to have good lighting, preferably natural, with support of indirect artificial light, which should never be directed at the eyes or cause glare on the screen or paper. (more…)

Tips on eye care in summer

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Make the most of the summer is more normal. Soak up the Sun, out walking; take a bath, outdoor activities… They are things that want to do when the warmest time of the year. However, it cannot be neglecting the view, especially if you’re someone who tends to wear contact lenses. So today I want to share a series of good habits to take into account during and after use. Would you like to meet them?

It is at this time of the year when we use more contact lenses. In Spain about 76% of the population needs vision correction, so you can already imagine the importance of lenses. Sports, sunbathe or go for a swim with glasses is quite cumbersome, so lenses become alternative star.

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The recommendations of the experts

1 Protect your eyes with sunglasses approved to curb the impact of UV radiation. Reduce the discomfort caused by the excessive brightness. (more…)

What is dry eye?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Perhaps you’ve heard on occasion dry eye syndrome. If you do not know what exactly this eye problem so common among the population, do not worry because today will leave doubts.

Dry eye can be caused by many factors that are to blame for altering the amount and distribution of the tear, which can result in corneal injury. But first, let’s see what it is exactly and what the most common symptoms are.

what is dry eye disease

Causes

Dry eye is so named because the volume of tears is insufficient. However, in other cases the problem is that the movement of the eyelids is inadequate and unable to properly lubricate the entire ocular surface. And from there, of course, derives the name of dry eye. (more…)

Children with eye problems

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Has decreased school performance lately your son? Does it show clueless and uninterested in school? Wait a bit before punishing, because his poor performance in school may be the result of some type of visual problem.

School is the best place to find these problems and fix them as soon as possible, but at home also must be very careful. So do not miss the tips that will explain today for early detection. The health of our children should always come first.

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The lazy eye, the most common problem

Parents must be vigilant and monitor if the child is approaching overreact to toys, it rubs eyes frequently, tips his head to read, twisted eyes out, eyes watery and sensitive, bothered by light or even hurts the head clear signs that something is wrong. (more…)

Postural habits to behold

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The pace of modern life forces many people to force their view every day. So many hours at the computer cause visual fatigue and discomfort. Therefore, it is important that all of us face the screen pay attention to the way in which we stand to work. But not only that, it is essential that we look after our eyes on leisure or when we read and write.

In short, have good ergonomics is essential visual whatever we do, although it is true that we have to be more careful when it comes to working at the computer. So, then we will give you a few tips that will surely come great.

Postural habits to behold

Healthy Habits at the computer

If you work assiduously with the computer or spend over an hour in front of him, it is important that your screen is adjustable, tilt and is at a distance greater than 40 cm and a maximum angle of 40 °. In addition, this screen should be at a similar height to the eyes or slightly lower. (more…)

The best foods for vision care

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

As you know, the food is closely related to health because each food contains special nutrients that benefit or harm each other body organs. For example, some eye disorders are related to diet, something to bear in mind if you want to preserve the health eye.

In fact, some disorders are directly related to diet diabetes and obesity. The reason is simple: the vessels blood of the eyes is very small and all ongoing changes in the cardiovascular system can cause damage and harm long-term vision.

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Lifestyle

The lifestyle we adopt can jeopardize our health, especially that of sight. It is important to consume the nutrients most beneficial to our eyes, which are related to diet healthy fruits, vegetables, fish oils and vegetable oils. In addition, consumption of vitamins C and E can help prevent or delay some types of cataracts and macular degeneration, and other antioxidant nutrients can improve vision and color perception throughout life and reduce the risk of vision loss in old age. (more…)

Why blink so often?

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Although the question may sound a bit obvious, since it is evident that flicker, 15 to 20 times per half myth helps us to protect our eyes from external agents (dust particles in the air, some other small flying insect, etc), and also it helps to keep our eyes lubricated (dry faster than we think), there seems to be something more.

According to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a group of scientists from Japan, one of the purposes of blinking, and their frequency during the day (flashing occupies 10% of our time when we are awake) could be due to this flicker helps us gather our thoughts and focus on what we are doing for the world around us.

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Based their hypothesis can be found in previous research on flickering, which states that the times we blink are not random. Yes, although it seems a spontaneous (involuntary because it’s most of the time), research shows that one can predict at what points we will blink. For example, when someone is reading, is often blinking every time that it ends a sentence. Or, while we hear a speech, we usually blink every time the lecturer pauses. (more…)

Dealing with foreign bodies in the eyes

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Ever you’ve got something in your eye? The answer is probably yes, as it is quite common for various foreign bodies get inside the eye from outside. Although it’s natural ending without acting out, sometimes you can cause damage greater.

care of foreign bodies in the eyes

We call all those foreign objects coming from the outside and are introduced or harbor within the body causing various disorders or symptoms in our body. The main locations of these will be the eyes, ears, nose, digestive, genital and skin. However, today we focus on the first of them and tell you how to act in case you find yourself in this situation.

Types of foreign bodies

Foreign bodies are introduced into the eye may be grains of dust, insects, particles of wood, metal or glass, caustic and corrosive … turn, can be superficial or strongly interlocked.

If they are not locked

If they are located in the front of the eyeball and are not locked, you can remove it with gauze or using the corner of a handkerchief. The itching, burning or tearing the flashing can tell you where they are in case you do not locate. (more…)

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