For most people, eyesight begins to dwindle as we age. Even though this may be discouraging, it is a natural process. Some individuals are already born with poor eyesight. Despite these conditions, there are things you and I can do to help our eyesight in the long run. In today’s article, I’m going to be breaking down three tips on how to improve eyesight. Let’s get started!
Diet can play a major role when it comes to eye health. Focus on eating a diet full of green leafy vegetables, salmon, nuts, eggs, carrots, and fruits. These foods are packed with nutrients like lutein, zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin E which all benefit eye health. In facts, eating a nutrient dense diet can help fight off diseases like obesity and diabetes, two of the leading causes of blindness.
2. Wear sunglasses
Sun protection protects your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The harmful rays will increase the speed of macular degeneration and cataracts, degrading your eyesight in the long run. A good rule of thumb is to pick a pair that blocks out 99 to 100 percent of UV rays. Also, polarized glass protect you even more due to the fact that they reduce glare while driving. At the end of the day, make sure you wear shades especially when it’s sunny out.
3. Watch the screen time
Many people do not know but sitting in front of a screen for hours on end can negatively affect your eyes. Some common symptoms of prolonged screen time include eyestrain, headaches, neck pain, and depth perception/blurriness problems. To combat possible eyestrain, limit screen time each day. If you do need to use the computer over a long period of time, take breaks often and make sure you’re sitting upright in a supportive chair.
In the end, eyesight is worth preserving in the long run. I hope these tips can help you improve your eyesight over the long run.