Eyes are one of the most important organs in the body. If there is any problem will make our lives more difficult And probably no one would want it to happen, most of us tend to think that eye problems will happen to the elderly. which actually does not happen only because of increasing age But it can happen from the habits we do on a regular basis that risk damaging the eyes. no matter how young or old There are risks as well. Let’s look at some behaviors that can cause you to lose your eyes without knowing it.
1. Too much screen time
The results of the Thailand Internet User Behavior survey from the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) or ETDA found that Thai people spend an average of 7.4 hours per day, or almost one-third of the day on the page. electronic screen Did you know that when we focus on the screen for a long time, the glare of the screen affects the health of the eye lens and retina? May lead to macular degeneration This is often found with people of working age. Who have to use computers for a long time or even children who are addicted to playing mobile phones. can take risks as well
2. Drink less water, eat unhealthy food.
Our bodies are 70% water, so low water intake has a direct effect on the production of tears that help keep the eyes hydrated. cause dry eyes Red eyes and eyelids, swelling, bruising, including eating a meal that doesn’t complete the 5 food groups, especially those who rarely eat fruits and vegetables. causing the body to receive insufficient nutrients, lack of vitamins which are essential for repairing and taking care of the eyes
Heavy drinking, heavy smoking
Those who like it tend to drink heavily or smoke heavily. In addition to having to encounter liver, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases. Did you know that it can also affect eye health? Because there are many studies that talk about the dangers of smoking. Including smoking is also a threat to the eyes, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy. or even dry eye disease
4. Don’t wear sunglasses. When it’s sunny
Thailand is know as a city that is extremely hot. Of course when going out during the day. must face the sun that is ready to burn us at any time Especially when you have to walk outdoors and while driving. If you don’t wear sunglasses. Your eyes will be directly exposed to UV rays. Resulting in both glaucoma and pterygium as well
5. Never undergone an eye examination
Many people may neglect and do not think that eye health checks are necessary every year, but did you know that eye health checks are important? That we should do annually or as recommended by an ophthalmologist. To know the risk of certain eye diseases that do not show any symptoms, such as acute glaucoma It is another disease that can cause blindness ever. But if we undergo examination and find it early, it can be treated in time.
when we have to use our eyes every day. If you don’t want your eyes to be hurt like we don’t know It is wise to avoid the risky behaviors mention. Above and keep getting a few eye examinations. so that our eyes stay with us for a long time