With all of the extra time we are sending on the computer and in video chats (thank you pandemic) we need to consider our eye health. Today’s guest post shares tips on how to improve eye health naturally.
Even if you pride yourself on taking good care of both your physical and mental wellbeing, many people forget about the importance of eye health.
As well as ensuring you have regular eye examinations which can provide early detection for any vision problems, there are other steps that you can take to improve your overall eye health.
All of which are completely natural, of course.
From eating the right foods to wearing the right corrective vision eyewear, keep reading to discover how you can naturally improve your eye health.
Focus on the right food sources
Eating a diet that is full of essential nutrients and minerals is important for all aspects of your health, including your eyesight. However, when it comes to specifically caring for your eyes, certain foods high in beta carotene work even harder to improve your vision.
- Red peppers
- Citrus fruits
- Sweet potato
If you would prefer to take a supplement, look for one that contains vitamins A, C and E.
Care for your contact lenses
Contact lenses are becoming increasingly popular, especially with the younger members of the population, yet these can be hazardous to your eyes if they are not cared for properly.
Make sure you are cleaning your contacts as per the manufacturer’s instructions and always wash your hands before handling your lenses.
If you do not have the time (or the inclination) to do this, then your best option is to choose one-day contact lenses that are worn for one day and then thrown away. Precison1 daily contact lenses are designed for people who want complete convenience when it comes to their contact lenses. Get your free trial at precision.myalcon.com.
Get sufficient sleep
When you become overtired, your eyes can become more easily strained, plus, they may feel gritty and dry. Aim to get your recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night. You will experience less tired, more vibrant eyes and improved vision.
If you struggle with light in the mornings, why not invest in a silk sleep mask?
Give up smoking
Smoking can lead to a whole host of eye-related conditions such as macular degeneration that is related to age, cataracts and optic nerve damage. It can also increase your risk of developing high blood pressure which can have a detrimental effect on your eyes.
If you are struggling to give up smoking, there are many support services and groups available online to help you.
Partake in regular exercise
Your eyes need oxygen to be healthy. Physical fitness can increase the circulation of your blood and oxygen flow around the body, including your eyes. If possible, get out in the fresh air at least once a day, even if it is just for a short brisk walk.
Alternatively, you can still enjoy the benefits of exercise from the comfort of your own home. Pop on a fitness DVD or even just run up and down your stairs.
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