Having great eyes is rarer than you might think. Chances are that yours, while maybe not as good as you would like, are good. If you have less than perfect vision, suffer from eye fatigue, your eyes are not as white and bright as you would like, or you have any type of eye disorder then you may question if you have “bad” eyes. Most people do not have perfect eyes, or even great eyes. Most people have eyes that are considered ‘good.’
People with bad eyes suffer from total, or almost total, blindness or chronic eye issues that interfere with their day to day life. Like perfect eyes, which have perfect vision and no issues, truly bad eyes are relatively rare. There are of course exceptions. As we age our eyesight tends to deteriorate and we begin to suffer age-related eye disorders that include cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Older people also have more significant populations of demodex mites, which can lead to a host of eye issues including chronic blepharitis, than younger people do. Also, people with diabetes face a very high risk of related vision loss and other diabetic eye diseases. Environmental and health factors can also come into play that have serious negative consequences for your eyes; and eye injuries can immediately cause your eyes to go from good to bad. There are many risks to your eyes and vision.
You can keep goo eyes, however, despite all of the risk factors for bad eyes. It is not that difficult to proactively take care of them so that they stay as good as possible. In fact, there are 5 top keys to maintaining good eyes, with relatively good vision and free of most health issues and irritation.
Treat Your Eyes Daily with T4O
Tea tree oil (TTO), the essential oil derived from the native plant, Melaleuca alternifolia, is characterized by 15 major components. Scientific studies have shown that 4-terpineol, or Terpinen-4-ol (T4O), is the most important component found in TTO, with even greater miticidal effects than the oil itself. This is because some of TTO’s components are ineffective and their relationship is antagonistic, meaning the effect of one component is cancelled out by the presence of another component. This is what makes Cliradex so great at reducing mite populations and resolving certain eye issues; it contains isolated T4O. (source).
The patented Cliradex® formula with its key ingredient 4-Terpineol, or T4O, helps to keep the eyelids clean and healthy while leaving the user with a cooling sensation on their face. Cliradex is a natural, vegan, gluten-free lid, lash and facial cleanser that’s safe and easy to use on a daily basis. Cliradex and Cliradex Light are formulated with special ingredients to treat the cause of symptoms, by removing bio-materials and breaking the life-cycle of demodex mites, while alleviating redness and dryness associated with many eye conditions.
Cliradex towelettes also offer all natural, preservative-free lid, lash and facial cleansing that helps manage symptoms associated with blepharitis, MGD, dry eye, demodex, chalazia and other lid margin diseases. These towelettes are the #1 doctor recommended solution for ocular hygiene and dry, irritated eyes, and are safe to use everyday. Available as 24 individually wrapped single use towelettes, they are packaged in a 3” x 2.5” x 3.75” carton.
Cliradex Light foaming cleanser is a new, refreshing, soothing, and gentle product in eyelid hygiene specifically formulated for patients with dry eyes, blepharitis, and MGD. Cliradex Light works by safely and effectively cleaning microorganisms and debris from eyelids and is meant to be part of a daily hygiene routine. Cliradex Light comes in a foaming dispenser canister intended for 30 days of use and should be stored at room temperature.
US News and World Report published an entire article approved by the American Optometric Association on the 13 Foods That Do Your Eyes Good. They list kale and spinach, which are full of lutein and zeaxanthin, along with other leafy greens. Also on their list are oranges, eggs, grapefruit and orange juice (loaded with vitamin C), almost every other vegetable, nuts and seeds (for their vitamin E), fish for their fatty acids, zinc loaded foods like oysters and shellfish, and the beta-carotene loaded carrots. Of course there are many other foods like liver and whole milk that are also great for the eyes. The trick is eating a varied and balanced diet loaded with nutrients and vitamins.
Smoking is horrible for your health, and your eyes are part of the health that can be harmed. According to WebMD, smoking makes you more likely to develop cataracts and experience macular degeneration. Smoking is also related to optic nerve damage and it is an irritant that can leave your eyes red and itchy.
Rest Your Eyes
Blinking, sleep, and screen breaks are all critical parts of reducing eye strain and increasing the eye’s ability to function well. Every time we blink, our eyes re-lubricate with basal tears, a key part of maintaining healthy and bright eyes. Staring at a computer or other screen for long periods of time reduces the natural blinking that human eyes are designed to do. For this reason, if, like most people, you spend a lot of time focused on a screen you should break for 20 seconds every 20 minutes (ideally with your eyes closed or cupped). This will help to reduce eye strain. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night will assure that your eyes have the chance to revive themselves and look their best.
Understand Your Family History and Your Own Health Risks
The National Eye Institute (NEI) suggests that you get to know your family history of eye health issues so that you know if anyone in your family has ever had a disease that may be hereditary. Also, being armed with your entire medical history will allow you and your eye care professional to understand your risk factors. This will help them help you to maintain good eyes.