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Suggest diet and exercises for healthy eyes

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I want to know of diet, exercises and all necessary stuff to improve my eyesight. Long hours infront of the computer is causing problems. My eyes dont get dry, no tears as well; but I guess I need specs and I want to avoid it.
Posted Tue, 25 Feb 2014 in Vision and Eye Disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Vitamin A rich food and artificial tears Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health Care Magic Iam Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye. The healthy eyes require healthy and nutritious diet rich in vitamin A and antioxidants. Hence vitamin A rich foods like green leafy vegetables, papaya, fish and its products are good for health eyes. Coming to the exercises doing convergence exercises by looking at a pencil or pen tip and bringing it as near as possible in front of the eyes improves convergence power and helpful for normal function of the eyes. Coming to your last question of irritation with no tears while using computer. This is a common complaint and it is called as computer vision syndrome. It is seen because of spending long hours infront of computer because of dryness of eyes. To avoid this problem you can follow the following tips. Not to use computer for more than 1 hour at a stretch and taking frequent breaks while using computer. Blinking of the eyes frequently while using computer Avoid using air conditioner while working on computer Using antiglare coated glasses Using artificial tears eye drops Hope I have answered your questions and I have answered your questions. With regards Dr. Dadapeer K
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Follow-up: Suggest diet and exercises for healthy eyes 45 minutes later
Hello Dr. Dadapeer, You were bang-on there !! So let me ask you more, what signals I should be looking for to consult a specialist to see if I need specs for better visibility?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 38 minutes later
Brief Answer: Specs are required if there is decreased vision Detailed Answer: Hello Thank you for the follow up query. Specs as you have mentioned, I guess you meant spectacles. Spectacles are required if you are having decreased vision or in some specific conditions as a protective device. To know whether you have decreased vision close one eye and look for clarity and repeat with the other eye, if there is decreased visibility in one or both the eyes you require to undergo refraction and correction and correction of the same by using spectacles. If the vision is fine without any diminution, then spectacles may be required for its properties like antiglaring to prevent dryness of eyes or discomfort of the eyes while using computer. The antiglare coated spectacles are usually not required for all people who use computer for long hours, but spectacles can be used if symptoms like irritation of the eyes which requires use of artificial tears eye drops are present. So if you are having symptoms like irritation or discomfort you can try using artificial tears eye drops, if the symptoms won't respond then you can use spectacles with antiglare coating. For prescription of spectacles you can either consult a optometrist or a ophthalmologist. Hope the information is helpful to you. Thank you
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