Over the course of your lifespan, the muscles in your eyes start to lose strength. During this stage, one’s eyesight naturally will begin to weaken. Here are a few healthy habits you can develop to maintain good vision.
Having the right harmony when it comes to diet and nutrition is essential. The balance of the foods you eat will have a domino effect on your body health, including your eyes. With this, your diet should contain vitamins and nutrients for maintaining good eyesight.
In conjunction with a proper diet, exercising is critical. Working out and putting in the effort to maintain your weight can aid in preventing diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, all of which are linked to causing potential vision problems.
Wearing sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV rays is vital, as too much exposure can factor into you possibly developing cataracts. Remember to buy sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation.
Taking breaks from your computer, television, and/or phone can reduce the strain on your eyes when looking at their screens for prolonged periods. Not looking away on a regular basis can lead you to forget to blink, causing dry eyes and possible headaches. One way to reduce the strain on your eyes is through the 20/20/20 rule, dictating that you should look at a screen for 20 minutes and then focus on something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
Projective Eye Wear
Always wear protective eyewear when being in environments that can cause eye injuries, such as playing sports like hockey or in hazardous working environments.
Regular Eye Checkups
With the help of an eye care specialist, you can foresee any issues early. They’ll make informed recommendations based on your eye health history as well as your genetics on how best to address any issues that arise.
As stated, some health issues can cause problems in the eyes related to vision. Regular health checkups can help to flag issues such as high weight. Addressing these problems that contribute to eye health risks can help to protect your vision.
The muscle in your body that gives you sight deserves proper care. Maintaining good vision should be easy with the list of health tips provided. Here at Laurier Optical, we want only the best for our clients. To learn more about the health of your eyes and how best to maintain it, book an appointment with our specialists.
Article has been reviewed by an Optometrist.