In today’s world, we want to have all our senses working at top capacity. Our sense of touch, smell, hearing, taste, and vision are all near crucial for experiencing all the wonders life has to offer. Vision is especially important for taking in the world around us; it helps up conceptualize ideas, see networks and connections we may not have seen before, and it even helps us with more abstract things like love.
While sight isn’t everything, it’s still something we want o be working well. Here are 5 tips for bettering your vision and keeping it great!
Number 1. Eat a Vision-Healthy Diet
I’ve always been told carrots are good for your eyes. Truth is, they do help with better vision. While they won’t perfect any problems, they are high in beta-carotene. The body converts this into vitamin A, which is a crucial nutrients for eye health.
Salmon works in the same regard. It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamin A and D. These nutrients help promote healthy growth all over the body, including the eyes. Garlic, eggs, leafy greens, and even dark chocolate also have benefits for the eyes! All in all, having a well-rounded diet will be your key to success!
Number 2. Don’t stare
Not only is staring rude, but it also puts tension on your eyes after long periods of time. Keep your eyes moving , changing focus, and working hard. This will actually relieve the tension. Think of it like optical stretching. Rather than sitting on the couch, you want to be up and moving. Same goes for the eyes!
Number 3. Exercise your Eyes
Personally, I used to have poor vision. I had to wear these monster glasses that made me the butt of every joke. Needless to say, I became pretty intent on finding a ‘cure’, if you will. For an hour or so each day, my mom and I would go through and do eye exercises – following a finger, reading from my peripherals, focusing on far away objects and then focusing on something much closer – in hopes of bettering my vision.
Today, I don’t wear glasses. I’m not sure it’s because of these exercises or something else, but my vision has become remarkably better and a recent trip to the eye doctor confirmed that I have nothing to worry about!
Number 4. Get a check up with a professional
That said, be sure to regularly visit the eye doctor. I like to go about once a every 3-5 years, but if you have eye problems you’re aware of, you may need to go more often. The best way to find out is to go to one today!
Number 5. Always protect them!
Ever see safety goggles? Wear them. The best way to promote better vision is to protect the eyes you’ve got. Always err on the side of caution, and never expect that, despite the caution sign, you’ll be perfectly alright. Be safe!