Refrain from drinking strong tea or coffee, alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco and heavy medication. Though these may give you a temporary feeling of well-being, they are likely to cause irreparable damage to your health. Expectant mothers, especially, should avoid these since they cause congenital defects to the foetus Excessive smoking and consumption of pan masala often results in cancer besides impaired vision.
Wash eyes regularly with rose water to keep them clean, fresh and relaxed. Do not take medicine or use eye drops without first consulting your doctor. Certain strong drugs can lead to mental disorders and eye diseases, if used carelessly. Refrain from excessive use of antibiotics or sulphur eye-drops.
Correct reading habits need to be inculcated at an early age. Often, children read and eat at the same time Some even have a book open while watching television, taking the cue from adults around them. Too much television viewing causes eye strain. Greater awareness from adults in the family therefore becomes imperative, as they should refrain from such practices and discourage them in their children. Young eyes behind thick glasses should serve as a chilling reminder.
Even excessive sleep or lack of it, over-eating or too many fasts can all adversely affect your eyes.
For clearer vision, eat plenty of green and yellow fruits supplemented with vegetables, since they are rich in vitamin C, A and iron. Also recommended are soup and juices before or in between meals, especially Karela (bittergourd) juice and papaya since they are good for the liver too and prevent constipation.