If there is one part of your body that you would not be willing to live without, I would bet it is your eyes. Because it is hard to imagine living without the ability to see. That is why you should take serious consideration about the proper care of the eyes.

Without a question our eyes are one of the most important parts of our body. But do we even know how to keep it in healthy condition? We often take it for granted even though taking good care of it is actually very easy, if we are just willing to do it religiously. We do not have to spend a lot of money for the maintenance of our eyes, mostly what we need can be found at home or something that we can do without the need of special gadgets.

Here are some of the things that you can do for the right care of the eyes. It will prevent a lot of eye diseases and discomfort for the years to come.

Do some eye exercises. There are certain eye movements that we can perform to help us avoid experiencing eye strain and other eye problems which are often caused by overly working our eyes. You should do these exercises especially if you are doing a lot of reading or working in front of a computer screen.

Eat like Bugs Bunny. Include a healthy diet of carrots in your meals. Carrots and other vegetables are good sources of beta carotene which contributes to the health of the eyes. Basically just always eat a variety of fruits and vegetables so you can get an ample supply of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients which are all good not just for better vision, but for our overall health as well.

Wear a pair of sunglasses when you go out on a very bright day. Ultraviolet rays are harmful to our eyes and we are most prone to it when we are outside during the afternoon when the sun is still half way in the sky. Make sure that the sunglasses you will be using specifically states that it has good UV ray protection.

Avoid rubbing your eyes with your bare hands especially if you are not sure if your hands are clean. Since we can not see bacteria and germs with out naked eye, we can only surmise that these are always present in our hands and so it is best to keep our hands off our eyes. Otherwise our eyes can easily be infected.

Rest your eyes every now and then. Do not overwork them and if you have to really do long hours staring at a computer monitor, rest after every 30 minutes or an hour. You can just close your eyes for a minute and relax or you can stare outside your windows and look at the leaves of the trees. The color green is said to be refreshing to our eyesight.

The proper care of the eyes begins with ourselves. While regularly visiting an eye doctor is ideal, just follow the tips presented here and you can be assured of a healthy and better vision.