Eyesight is of immeasurable importance for human beings, so the merits of eye care are obvious, especially since our eyes deal with many environmental hazards, which can be dangerous to their health. Ultraviolet radiation, strong light fluctuations, dust, smoke, and industrial gases are only a few of the many assaults our eyes may suffer on a daily basis.
Difficult environmental factors contribute to the formation of free radicals, capable of severely damaging the eye cells and increasing the risk of numerous age-related eye diseases (cataract, retinopathy, and retinal vasculitis), leading to impairment and sometimes even to a total loss of sight. To help counteract these processes and promote general eye health, use a specialized complex formula such as VITRUM® VISION, containing vitamins, minerals and bioactive substances.
Keep an Eye Out!
It is important to see an eye specialist on a regular basis. Vision impairment can occur slowly or suddenly and there may be a variety of causes. Remember that problems with your vision can denote the presence of a serious disease. If not diagnosed and treated immediately, what starts out as a small problem can result in serious and permanent visual impairment.
Computers and Reading
When reading or using a computer, it is important to rest for substantial intervals on a regular basis. Remember also that when you read it is very important to do so with good lighting.
Safe Fun in the Sun
When outside, wear quality sunglasses that protect you against the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. A broad-brimmed hat also helps protect the eyes. We should always remember that skin is not the only thing we need to protect on a sunny day.
When working on cars or around the house, be aware of the eye hazards and use quality protective eyewear. Mechanical hazards such as rust or flying objects, chemical hazards such as battery acid, and radiant hazards are common in the home shop. If you wear glasses while playing sports, then always wear appropriate, approved eye protection.
Glasses and Contact Lenses
If you wear corrective lenses you should regularly get your prescription checked to ensure that any vision problems are being corrected. If you use contact lenses instead of glasses, always bear in mind that lenses need especially thorough care and proper hygiene. Contact lenses as well as glasses are to be adjusted by an eye specialist, since under-adjusted glasses or misused lenses can do damage to the eyes.