Did you know that about 70% of Singaporean teenagers between the ages of 11 and 18 are myopic and that by 2050, a whopping 5 million Singaporeans will be myopic?
Myopia causes nearsightedness, which means that a person with the disorder views close objects clearly but distant objects as blurred shapes. The scariest thing about myopia is the risk it brings, people suffering from myopia have a higher chance of getting other eye problems such as cataracts, retinal detachment and even blindness!
So this World Sight Day, take some time off and make your vision count with these 4 easy steps!
1. Always use protection, from the sun we mean.
Sunglasses are not just for looking cool.
When you’re outdoors, you are exposed to a ton of ultraviolet rays, which have been linked to eye damage and conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia, photokeratitis and temporary vision loss.
Types of UV rays and how they affect your eyes.
So put on your sunnies before you step out of the house, your eyes will thank you!
Studies have found that a diet rich in antioxidants could possibly reduce the risk of cataracts! Nutrients like Lutein, Beta-carotene, Lycopene and Vitamins C, A and E are vital for good eye health. So get your antioxidant fix from a diet rich in colour from fruits and vegetables!.
Our fave sources of eye-loving lutein are from these veggies! Can you name them?
To keep your eyes in tip-top shape, keep it to 20, 20 minutes that is.
Did you know that starting at your phone or computer screens for hours on end can cause eyestrain, blurry vision, dry eyes and headaches among other things? So every 20 minutes that you’ve been focusing on the computer screen, take 20 minutes to fix your eyes on something far away!
Here at the Kinohimitsu office, we like to look at trees, which have been said to promote calmness with their greenery.
4. Take a look at your eye makeup
For the ladies that wear eye makeup regularly, be sure to cleanse properly every night because the improper removal of eye makeup can seriously hurt your eyes!
When you don’t remover your eyeliner and mascara properly, tiny bits of makeup particles can potentially sink into the eyes and cause redness, irritation and in the worst cases, infection.
With these tips, you can keep your vision in check, because your eyes are the most precious thing you have.
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Formulated with the lutein equivalent of 17 cups of spinach, Kinohimitsu Eyebright helps to combat eye irritation and fatigue while helping to protect, strengthen and nourish your eyes.
It's great for those have far or shortsightedness, wear contact lenses on a regular basis, frequently have dry eyes or are always exposed to electronic devices and the sun.