Our eyes are so crucial to us. Everything we see and experience is largely tied to the quality of our eyesight. Everyone who wears glasses will tell you how much easier the life would be if they world not to have to wear glasses whenever they want to read a book or watch a TV show. Not event talking about the countless struggles that come with wearing glasses!
If there is anything you can do to improve your eye health, you should do it! It’s rear to see “working on your eye health” as one of the new years resolutions. After reading these tips for a better eye health, you will hopefully consider changing that.
1. Eat Right
Your eyes require certain nutritious to function their best. And what can be easier to do than just add few bites to your diet? There are several foods that your eyes will benefit from largely. Kale and spinach are the greens that will do most good for your eye health. The reason is that they are lutein-rich and lutein is also found in your macular pigment. Other beneficial foods are salmon with Omega-3 fatty acids, orange pepper, broccoli and carrots.
We know, we know. You are probably tired of hearing this again and again no matter the subject in question. Jokes aside, physical exercise has proven to have significant benefits for your eye health.
Research has found that exercise can decrease the risk of such common eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Maybe a good reason to pick up jogging again?
3. Take Breaks
This one is especially for people with a sitting job. Spending days tied to computer screen does not do much good for your eyes. Eye, like any other muscle, has to be trained. If you focus too long at the same point your eyes will get tired. A way to go is to take breaks.
Every 20 minutes you should try to take a 20-second break where you focus on something that is at least 20 feet away. This is called 20-20-20 rule. Give it a try!
4. Train your eyes
As strange as it sounds it is not enough to spend few hours at the gym every so often. You also should be doing special eye exercises. The best way to go is to talk to your doctor. Alternatively, there are plenty of options online, starting from pencil push-ups to blinking. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
5. Wear Sunglasses
Wearing sunglasses is another way to decrease the risk of common eye diseases. Make sure to get yourself equipped with a pair that has 100% UV protection. UV rays are harmful to your eyes and your skin. And there are so many fun styles of sunglasses available!
6. Rest Well
Getting enough sleep will benefit your overall health. How of us haven’t heard about the so necessary eight-hour rule? Turns out not only your body but also your eyes will be thankful for a good nights rest.
7. Quit Smoking
It is no news that smoking is bad for you. But among other causes, cigarettes can be the reason for such diseases as cataracts and macular degeneration. Besides, think about how much whiter your teeth would be!
None can make promises when it comes to your health, but you still can do your best. Your eyes are your window to the world, keep it transparent and clear! These tips will most likely not improve your vision significantly but they will ensure your eyes are healthy and your vision does not get worse. If you are looking for ways to seriously improve your vision you should contact your optometrist for an expert’s opinion.