Poor eyesight can be prevented and fixed if you know how to treat them. Our eyes are the two most precious possessions that we have, but sometimes we don’t give much attention to them. Remember that taking good care of our eyes can give us the joy of watching our children and grand children grow, help finding tooth brush, pens, watching television, driving, reading without the trouble of searching and wearing glasses.
It is estimated that in America about 50,000 people have lost their sight every year and 80 million have eye problems that may lead to poor eyesight. But thankfully, the most common eye disease and other eye problems can be avoided, especially at early stage.
Here are 10 great tips you can incorporate into your habit, lifestyle and food intake:
1. Eat a lot of fruits such as blueberries and strawberry. They are rich with antioxidants, and a study found that people who ate greatest amount of fruit were at low risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of vision loss in older people.
2. Eat lots of bilberries to sharpen you vision. Bilberries or sometimes called European blueberries are highly regarded for their high levels of antioxidants and contain anthocyanosides that may reduce the risk of poor eyesight. Bilberries can be eaten raw, but many cooks prefer to use them in jams, jellies, syrups and other products.
3. Always include green vegetables in your everyday menu. Research reported that lutein, a nutrient that is found in spinach, may prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. The best is to combine spinach with vegetable or olive oil for easy absorption.
4. Red onions can help you to chase poor eyesight. Red onions contain quercetin, an antioxidant that is believed to prevent cataract.
5. Blink often, avoid strong wind or air blow specially dry air coming from air condition that will eliminate the moisture of the eyes then can cause dry eyes. Dry eyes can lead to serious corneal abrasions and decrease vision ability to see if not treated.
6. Adjust your computer screen, proper viewing distance is about 20 to 24 inches and the correct viewing angle is 10 to 20 degrees from mid-screen to the top of the screen. Eye strain from working too long in computers without breaks can cause eye strain, eye muscles weakness and blurry vision.
7. It is advisable to take multivitamin and minerals if your food intake does not fulfill your standard eye’s nutrient need. A study suggested that people at risk of age-related macular degeneration who took daily supplements of antioxidant vitamins and zinc, could avoid ARMD. Other studies found that persons who take sufficient vitamin C supplements were 77 percent less likely to show initial signs of cataracts than people who did not take this supplement.
8. Take a walk every morning or at least four times a week. Eyes need exercises and fresh air too. Eye muscles need a variety of activities. They need to focus in the distance as well as at near. Even if you only have ten minutes between here and there, your eyes can feel wonderfully revitalized when you keep changing focus from seeing at long distance to seeing at close range. This exercise may train the eye ability to better focus and prevent poor eyesight.
9. Eat fish at least twice a week. Studies have shown that incorporate omega-3 fats into your daily intake may help protect tiny blood vessels of your eyes and prevent clots. Fish and fish oils provide vitamins A and D which can help producing protective pigments in the eye.
10. When you’re working or reading, try to take breaks every 30 minutes. Breaks and brief relaxation help preventing the development of poor eyesight that caused by eye fatigue and eyestrain.
The above tips may effectively help promoting better vision or at least bring your eyes to healthy condition. Your lifestyle and eating habits can highly effect the health of your eyes that may prevent you from experiencing poor eyesight.
To our health.