Upload Date: 4 February 2020
Technology has provided several advantages, like has made work easier for people, it has saved time, energy and also automated mundane or boring work, minimizing human intervention. However, the flip side technology has also resulted unhealthy lifestyle. Growing up in this digital age, it’s common to see children with their eyes glued to the TV screen or other digital devices. Although this may seem “normal” nowadays, too much exposure to the blue light emitted from gadget may cause adverse effect on their visual health. Continuous use of gadget leads to many reported health problem, like eye straining, finger pain, backache, neck pain, and sleep disturbances. Depending on the amount of time spent on gadget (duration and frequency), there are adverse effects like physiological, social, and emotional. Overexposure to digital technology such as phones and other electronic gadgets is ruining the eyesight of young and old alike. According to WHO, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle. Millions of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle. Hence, they encounter illness, disability and even death. Problems like metabolic diseases, joint and skeletal problems, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, overweight, and so on, can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Malnutrition, unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol consuming, drug abuse, stress, etc are presentations of unhealthy lifestyle. Emerging new technologies within IT such as the internet and virtual communication networks, lead our world to a major challenge that threatens the physical and mental health of individuals. Overuse and misuse of the technology makes people lazier than before, people like to spend their time in front of their smartphone and computer compared to walking around or doing some physical exercise or at very least going to buy food by themselves instead buying food online. Those conditions made many people have metabolic disorders like diabetes. The risk for developing an eye condition increases with age. But other factors can also up your odds of experiencing vision problems in the future. People who have diabetes can develop a condition called diabetic retinopathy, which can damage their retinas. By detecting eye diseases such as these and treating them as soon as possible, experts estimate that nearly half of all vision loss and blindness could be prevented.
How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy:
1. Eat Well.
2. Quit Smoking.
3. Wear Sunglasses.
4. Use Safety Eyewear.
5. Look Away From the Computer Screen.
6. Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly.
Nutrients are really important for your eyes. Antioxidant are necessary for help you to protecting the eyes. Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are compound than can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body including your eyes. Your body has its own antioxidant defenses to keep free radicals in check, but if the free radicals are too much for your body, you must get antioxidants from outside. The ingredients that are good for your eyes as a natural antioxidant are Bilberry extract, ß-carotene, vitamin E, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin. Bilberry, ß-karoten, Lutein and Zeaxanthin filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and help protect and maintain healthy cells in the eye. Of the 600 carotenoids found in the nature, only Lutein and Zeaxanthin are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye. Unfortunately, the human body does not naturally make the Lutein and Zeaxanthin it needs. This is why getting daily amounts of Lutein and Zeaxanthin through your diet or nutritional supplements can help maintain good eye health.
PT. SIMEX PHARMACEUTICAL INDONESIA as one of the pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia presents GOOD LIFE EYEBRIGHT products as an eye health supplement containing combination of Bilberry extract, Retinol, ß-carotene, Vitamin E, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin. In adition to, GOOD LIFE EYEBRIGHT contain Selenium and Zinc. The addition of Selenium and Zinc will increase the activity of the supplement’s antioxidant.
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