Your eyes are one of your most precious organs, therefore you should be doing all that you can to take care of them. But, in today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find the time to take good care of our eyes.
But did you know you can improve your eyesight without glasses or contacts? Have you ever tried proper nutrition and eye exercises, for your eyes? Find out some simple but effective ways you can to improve your vision naturally.
How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy:
1. Eat Well
A better eyesight starts with the food on your plate. As per WebMD nutrients
such as lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C,E and zinc, help
wards off age-related vision problems like cataract and macular
Also a a well-balanced diet helps you stay at a healthy weight, which
lowers your odds of obesity and related diseases like type 2 diabetes,
which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
2. Exercise regularly
Exercise is good for the eyes, too. A study has proven that those who
regularly exercised – ran nearly 6 miles a day – lowered their risk of
cataracts by at least one-third.
Another study found that those who participated in regular cycling, at
least 40 minutes four times a week – lowered elevated eye pressure
which is a sign of glaucoma. Also, the study found that those who
returned to a sedentary life had eye pressure levels increased, which
reveals the importance of regular activity.
3. Exercise Your Eyes
As per Dr. Oz, the simple exercises below will help you maintain optimal vision and may
also keep those eye floaters at bay. You should do these exercises
first thing in the morning, before bedtime, or when your eyes feel
Make sure that your hands are clean and that your are in a relaxed mood. Practice thesedaily and you may just see good results within one month.
- Focus. Hold a pen at your arm’s length, then focus your eyes on it. Then slowly bring the pen closer until it is about 6in away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, by keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all.
- Have a mini-nap. Put your head back, then close your eyes and relax for at least 3 minutes.
- Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, at least 20 times in one direction and 20 in the
other. Repeat the same, just above the mid-point of the eyebrows at your forehead. Also, below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of your nose.
- Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle at least 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise.
- Warm your eyes. To do this, rub your palms together to make heat, and put them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times.
4. Rest Your Eyes
Getting adequate sleep is important for eye health. Sleep allows your
eyes to fully rest, recover and repair. Insufficient sleep may weaken
your vision, so aim for 8 hours of sleep at night.
Give your eyes a break for an hour during your workday: Rest your eyes
10 minutes for at least every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of
the computer. If your eyes are so tired, put some cucumber slices over
5. Wear Sunglasses
Wearing the correct pair of sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet or UV rays. While too much UV exposure boosts your chances of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Choose a pair if sunglasses that blocks 99%-100% of UVB and UVA rays. Wrap-around lenses protect your eyes from the sides. While polarized lenses reduce glare while you drive.
Some contact lenses, offer UV protection. But it is still a good idea to wear sunglasses for an extra layer.