Here are 5 simple ways to nourish your eyes and help protect them from increased screen time a lot of us have been experiencing recently.
- Get plenty of leafy greens.
Leafy greens contain super important Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two important carotenoids, which are pigments produced by plants that give fruits and vegetables a yellow to reddish hue. Dark-green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, and broccoli, are fantastic sources of lutein and zeaxanthin. Foods like egg yolk, peppers and grapes are good sources, too.
A large body of evidence shows that lutein and zeaxanthin have several beneficial effects, especially on eye health.
- Ensure you get regular eye tests.
The NHS recommends adults get their eyes tested every two years, it is not only important to check your vision but also the health of your eyes.
During an exam, each eye is examined for signs of serious eye issues. Receiving regular eye tests regardless of vision acuity can help detect serious eye problems at the earliest stage ─ when they are most treatable.
- Rest your eyes every 20 minutes.
Blink often to refresh your eyes. Many people blink less than usual when working at a computer, which can contribute to dry eyes.
Take eye breaks. ... Practise the 20-20-20 rule, which involves taking a moment to look 20 feet into the distance for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes.
- Combat eye fatigue with good fats rich in DHA.
This omega 3 fat is found in oily fish, DHA contributes to normal vision. Most people in the UK do not eat the recommended two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily, so will be failing to get enough DHA from their diets. Therefore it is a good idea to consider a supplement such as Efamax or Efalex.
- Avoid the screen glare.
To reduce eye strain from glare, turn the brightness and blue light down on your screens or invest in blue light lenses in your glasses.
 DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) contributes for normal vision (of adults and children) the beneficial effect is with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA.