My name is Tony Richards and when I turned 40 years old I began having unusual health symptoms including a powerful thirst and numbness in my hands. I went to see my doctor and after running tests he determined that I had diabetes. My doctor prescribed medicine for my condition and he also told me to make some lifestyle changes or the diabetes would get worse. I didn't want that to happen so I began researching ways to control diabetes. After implementing these ideas, my condition actually got better and I was able to reduce the amount of medication I was taking. If your doctor has diagnosed you with diabetes, it's very beneficial for you to read my blog so your condition doesn't worsen. I hope that by following this blog, it will help you to control your diabetes too.
Athletes typically pay lots of attention to their musculoskeletal and joint health. They may also try to eat healthy, sleep well, and take supplements that help keep their bodies strong and well. One thing athletes do not focus on often enough, though, is eye health. Athletes need healthy eyes in order to excel in their sport and to simply go on living as healthy human beings. The following are some eye care tips that most athletes could benefit from following.
Wear sunglasses when outside.
Whether you're a runner, a golfer, a soccer player, or any other type of athlete who spends time outside, your eyes will be exposed to UV rays when you train and compete outdoors. These UV rays from the sun can increase your risk of cataracts and ocular cancer. Luckily, a good pair of sunglasses can block UV rays from reaching your eyes. So, invest in a good pair of athletic sunglasses that you are comfortable wearing when training and competing. Make sure they fit well so that sunlight does not reach your eyes from over the top of the lenses.
Wear a visor or hat when near trees.
This tip is most applicable to runners, hikers, and others who spend time in nature where there are trees. It is fairly common for people to get poked in the eyes with sticks. The risk of this happening will decrease if you wear a visor or hat with a brim. Many of the sticks will hit the brim of your hat so they do not poke you in the eyes.
Use eye drops when you get dust in your eyes.
In many sports, getting dust in your eyes is just a part of the game. It's important that, when this happens, you use eye drops or some saline solution to rinse your eyes out. Otherwise, the dust could cause some abrasions on the surface of your corneas, and those abrasions could become infected.
See an eye doctor for dilated eye exams.
Make sure you see an eye doctor for periodic eye exams. Tell them that you spend a lot of time outside, and they'll likely recommend a dilated eye exam. This allows the eye doctor to see the back of your eye so they will detect any melanoma or other growths early. (Cancer tends to appear at the back of the eye first.)
With these eye care tips, you can help maintain healthier eyes as an athlete. Good luck!