We all have heard a lot that our eyes are sensitive and we should not take them for granted. That is the reason we wear several eye gears to protect them. Have you ever thought, these eye gears are only efficient in protecting your eyes from external damages? What about improving the vision internally? What about developing healthy eyesight even before any problem occurs?
To maintain healthy eyes, you must first learn how to develop healthy eyesight before eye problems occur. Keep reading to get assistance in developing such habits.
Here are 3 natural tips that can be followed by Senior citizens to improve their vision and maintain healthy eyes.
Tip No. 1: Consume More Veggies, Fruits & Nuts
Eyes offer us with a gift of viewing the colorful world and to keep their vision healthy we must fill up our plates with every colorful fruits and vegetable.
Instead of swallowing 5-10 pills every morning, you can consume the essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant by eating various nutritious foods.
- Consumption of vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, leafy and all dark green vegetables can render you with the essential vitamins.
- Fruits such as lemons, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, cantaloupe, berries are apt for Vitamin C and minerals.
- Consuming nuts such as almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds and many more are helpful in providing required fatty acids to the body for proper functioning of eyes.
You would be thinking why are we suggesting specific names of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. The reason behind particularly specifying these food items lies in the fact that they offer valuable nutrients that contribute to eye health. The above-listed vegetables are an excellent source of Vitamin A, whereas citrus fruits carry a sufficient amount of Vitamin C. Nuts, on the other hand, contribute in providing essential fatty acids significant for eye health.
Tip No. 2: Adequate Rest & Eye Exercises
Working out for your body would indirectly help you in promoting healthy eyes. However, to prevent your eyes from straining and stressing, you must make sure that they get adequate rest. Eye exercises are one way to get your eyes relaxed.
In every 30 minutes, you can consider taking breaks if you are working hard in the office, or while reading, writing, or watching intense movies. Taking such breaks would keep your eyes less tired. You must also avoid staring directly at sunlight or bright light to prevent your retina from damage.
Tip No. 3: Beware of Eye Drops
Eye drops are primarily a mixture of chemicals, which can be harmful to your eyes in case of any misuse or overuse. Most of us start using eye drops for immediate reliefs. These eye drops are developed for instant relieves but are not made for treating any long-term eye problems.
Self-treating your eyes with an eye drop, without consulting an optometrist can lead to some severe problems.
Always remember to visit your optometrist if:
- Your eyes become sensitive to light
- You feel irritation, pain or itchiness in the eye
- Your vision becomes blurred or disrupted while doing general stuff
You experience some other unusual symptoms