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How to boost eyesight naturally

 

EYE HEALTH

Many eye problems require that you consult an ophthalmologist for a diagnosis and treatment. However, some vision and eyesight issues can be handled at home naturally as long as they are simple.

Below are a few problems you can treat safely at home using these tried and true remedies:

 

1.      Consuming a nutrient-rich diet

 

Eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and vitamin A.

Carrots, leafy vegetables, red peppers, broccoli, spinach

Strawberries, sweet potato, citrus, and fish can help in maintaining eye health. Consuming a nutrient-rich diet improves vision and slows down age-related vision loss.

2.      Protecting your eyes from sun rays and injuries

Cultivate the habit of wearing sunglasses with UV protection when you go out in the sun. This helps protect your eyes from the harmful rays that can diminish your eyesight with persistent exposure.

Remember to wear eye protection whenever you engage in an activity that could potentially injure your eye. The American Optometric Association (AOA) reported that the most common vision problems for young adults between 19 and 40 years old are related to eye injuries and eye stress.

3.      Getting enough sleep

When you sleep less, your eyes can easily become strained, gritty and dry. Getting enough healthy sleep can remedy tired eyes and thus improve your vision.

 

4.      Doing regular exercises

Taking out time for physical fitness every day or 3-5 times a week can boost your blood circulation and oxygen flow to your eyes, decreasing dry eyes.

 

5.      Apply the 20-20-20 rule

Introduce rest breaks from screen time. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that anyone who takes so much time looking at a computer or smartphone screen should be stopping and looking 20 feet away after every 20 minutes for 20 seconds each time. This helps prevent digital eye strain which causes eye fatigue, neck tension, headaches, and limited vision.

6.      Going for regular eye exams

It is the best way to know whether your eyes need treatment or not. Regular eye exams are the best way to catch potential eye issues early on and look for safe and timely solutions.

7.      Quitting smoking

Smoking damages your health; from your lungs to your heart, hair, skin, teeth, and even your eyes. It increases your risk of developing cataracts as well as optic nerve damage and age-linked macular degeneration.

8.      Watching out for chronic conditions and controlling them

Conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis can easily affect your eyesight. According to ophthalmologists, inflammation of the optic nerve can cause pain and even full vision loss. Though you cannot prevent a disease like multiple sclerosis, you can manage it by embracing healthy lifestyles and medications.

9.      Keeping your hands and lenses clean

 

Your most sensitive and delicate body organ is arguably your eyes as they can easily be injured, hurt, or exposed to germs and infections. Common things which irritate your eyes can affect your vision. So, it is essential to wash your hands before handling your contact lenses or even touching your eyes.

Learn to follow the instructions given on the packaging of contact lenses all the time.

Remember that healthy lifestyle choices and regular eye examinations are the best ways through which you can keep your eyesight as good as possible for as long as you can.

 

 

 

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