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Teas for Eye Health

Teas for Eye Health

Drinking tea is a great comfort to many of us. Some of us enjoy experimenting with different flavours and blends whilst others stick to their favourite teabag or brand.  We’ve found a few teas that are great at maintaining eye health, so if you’re keen to try new teas and improve your eye health, this could be the place to start!
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Devices and Dry Eyes

Devices and Dry Eyes

We use technology and electronic devices more than ever nowadays. So many websites are mobile optimised and companies are creating mobile applications to make everyday tasks that much easier for us. We now have the answers to every question imaginable at the tips of our fingers. We can contact friends and family with ease, while shopping online and checking our bank accounts.

Although this change in lifestyle has made everyday tasks so much easier, convenient and faster, it comes at a cost.
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5 Ways Sleeping Improves Eyes

5 Ways Sleeping Improves Eyes

It’s common knowledge that sleep is a necessary pleasure for keeping your body healthy from head to toe. Although this is common knowledge, many of us are still not getting the required hours of sleep necessary to help this healing process. Many of us report only having six hours sleep a night and few of us report having four or five hours instead of the recommended minimum of 7-8 hours sleep for the average adult.

While your body rests it heals itself by replenishing damaged muscle tissue as well as fighting infection or contamination in the body. Here are five eye conditions that you may be at risk of if you do not get enough sleep.
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Six Do’s and Don’ts for Dry Eyes

Six Do’s and Don’ts for Dry Eyes

Do’s:

  1. Wear sunglasses. These protect your  eyes from harmful UV rays and will also shield your eyes from wind and pollution.
  2. Maintain a healthy and balanced diet (including foods rich in Omega3 and Vitamin A).
  3. Keep plants in your home. Having plants around you can help maintain moisture levels in the air. Keeping a small plant on your desk is a handy way to keep humidity levels balanced in your work environment.

Don’ts:

  1. Wear contact lenses. Particularly when your symptoms flare up as they will aggravate your eyes further.
  2. Stare at screens for too long. This includes, computer monitors, tablets and phones. Take a break every 20 minutes for 20 seconds by looking away from your screen. Eye exercises also help.
  3. Take your dry eye symptoms lightly. Get diagnosed by a doctor and seek treatment. Avoiding this will make the condition worse and can effect the overall health of your eyes including your vision.
Eat your way to healthy eyes

Eat your way to healthy eyes

Research now shows that eating a diet high in omega-3 fats can help relieve symptoms of dry eye. So for lunch or dinner tonight why don’t you try this quick and easy salmon dish. Not only is it great tasting but also really good for you.

1 skinless salmon fillet
6 black peppercorns
½ lemon, sliced
1 leek, trimmed and sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Put the salmon in a pan and cover with water. Add the black peppercorns and sliced lemon and bring to the boil. Simmer for 6-8 minutes until the fish is cooked all the way through. While the salmon is poaching, put the leeks into a small pan. Pour over the olive oil and vinegar and cook on a low heat for ten minutes, until the leeks are tender. Serve the salmon and leeks with buttered boiled potatoes.

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