Keep your eyes healthy while wearing contact lenses!
When you wear contact lenses, you want your eyes to stay healthy. With the help of the tips in this article you can prevent your eyes from getting dry and make sure that your eyes stay healthy! Did you know that healthy food and vitamins can contribute to healthy eyes? Continue reading for some other tips!
Prevent dry eyes
Some people suffer more from dry eyes than others. But if you suffer from dry eyes, it is important to make sure that they stay moist during the day. There are contact lenses on the market that moisturize your eyes extra well, such as the DAILIES® AquaComfort PLUS® daily contact lenses and the 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST daily contact lenses. Do you still suffer from dry eyes while wearing your contact lenses, for example due to air conditioning or heating? Always make sure you have a bottle of eye drops with you to moisten them during the day.
Oxygen permeable contact lenses
When you wear contact lenses, it is important that enough oxygen can reach your eyes through them. This ensures that your eyes remain healthy while wearing contact lenses. There are plenty of contact lenses on the market that let in more than enough oxygen. Contact lenses that are popular because of good oxygen permeability are, for example, the Biofinity® monthly contact lenses and the Miru daily contact lenses, which are even up to five times more permeable to oxygen.
Take care of your contact lenses
If you wear monthly or weekly contact lenses, it is very important to maintain them properly to keep your eyes healthy. For this you will need the right contact lens solution that disinfects your contact lenses and ensures that they are free of protein and grease. Also make sure that you keep your contact lens case very clean.
Vitamins for your eyes
Did you know that healthy foods and vitamins can help you with maintaining healthy eyes? There are specific vitamins that can contribute to good vision and healthy eyes, including:
Omega-3 contributes to good vision both at a younger and at an older age. Omega-3 deficiency has even been linked to the "dry eye" syndrome. Omega-3 fatty acids are abundantly present in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring and tuna. Nuts and vegetable oils are also high in Omega-3.
Vitamin B1 is indispensable for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and nervous system. It also contributes to obtaining energy from sugars (glucose) and, according to research, it would reduce the risk of glaucoma. Vitamin B1 is present in pork, grain products, leeks and sun-dried tomatoes, among others.
Vitamin B2 provides oxygen for the eye, prevents eye diseases and keeps your vision sharp. These vitamins are present in brewer's yeast, dairy products, wholemeal bread, liver, almonds and green vegetables.
Vitamin C ensures that the body can perform optimally, and thus also works for better vision. It protects cells and repels free radicals. Vitamin C is mainly present in fresh fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and provides protection against eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts. It also ensures good metabolism in the cells and therefore healthy eyes. It is found in vegetable oils, walnuts, eggs, peanuts and pistachios.
Zinc protects against harmful UV radiation from the sun and it prevents weak visibility at night. Zinc can be found in various foods such as red meat, poultry, fish and shellfish.
You can see that there are several factors that can contribute to healthy eyes. Not only the right contact lenses and the proper maintenance of your contact lenses are important, vitamins and healthy food can also contribute to healthy eyes. Keep these tips in mind if you wear contact lenses and make sure your eyes stay healthy!