Natural Ways to Improve Your Vision
Are you looking for some natural ways to improve your vision? There are things you can do to help improve your eyesight that are 100% natural, don’t cost much and will help keep your eyes in tip top shape!
Practicing the 20-20-20 rule is a great habit for frequent screen users who want to keep their eyes healthy. Every twenty minutes, spend twenty seconds looking at least twenty feet away from you. Preferably, look out a window or somewhere far off into the distance to give your close-up vision a chance to rest. If you can get up from your screen and walk outside, that will really give your eyes a break.
Another good natural, habit for your eyes is exercise. Exercise, even light exercise, improves your blood flow, which includes blood flow to your eyes.
While you exercise be sure to drink lots of water. Staying hydrated helps keep your eyes moist and comfortable (especially if you wear contact lenses!).
Avoiding smoking by itself won’t improve your vision, but it will help your eyes if you avoid smoking as well as avoiding being around cigarette smoke.
Want to keep your eyes free from disease? Then use the same common sense practice you’d use for your general health and wash your hands, with soap, frequently. Common eye infections like conjunctivitis (pink eye) can be spread by rubbing your eyes or touching the sensitive areas around your eye with an infected finger.
Protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays no matter what the season. A good pair of sunglasses is your best, natural defense against sun-related eye disease and damage.
Another great and all natural practice for eye health is to get an adequate amount of rest each night. Your eyes appear red or blood shot after a short night because your eyes rely on that sleep period, each night, to restore and rebuild cells. Don’t short your eyes on their natural recovery time, and they’ll stay healthier.
Although I bet you think I’m going to mention carrots here, truth is, some of the best foods for your eyesight are fats, not vegetables—fats of the Omega 3 variety, that is. Avocados, wild caught salmon and olive oil are all rich in this healthy fat. Antioxidant rich foods, lutein, zinc, and vitamin C are also healthy-eye choices. Fruits and vegetables like blueberries, almonds, kale, spinach, broccoli and oranges are all excellent dietary choices if you are thinking about your eye health.
Note: Be sure to watch your sugar intake. Too much sugary foods or drinks could lead to diabetes and diabetes can lead to blindness.