How To Naturally Improve Your Vision
We spend at least 40% of the day staring at computer screens, TV and cell phones. Unfortunately, that can cause eye fatigue and eye problems. Luckily for you, there are ways you can improve your vision. Follow these some simple tips and improve your eyesight naturally!
Exercise Your Eyes
Doing simple exercises can help you maintain your optimal vision. Do these exercises every morning and before going to bed just remember to wash your hands before doing them. Daily practice can give you amazing results in just one month.
- Rub your hands to warm them and then place them on your eyes for 5-10 seconds. Repeat this 3 times.
- Massage your temples with your thumb knuckles in small circles, 20 times in both directions. Repeat the same above the middle point of the eyebrows at the forehead, and below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose.
- Roll your eyes. Look up, then circle clockwise 10 times and counterclockwise 10 times.
- Practice mini naps. Close your eyes, put your head back and relax for 3-5 minutes.
Foods For Bright Eyesight
A good diet can help you maintain a bright vision. Here’s what you need to take to improve your vision and to function optimally:
- Antioxidants, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, can protect your macula from sun damage. Dark leafy greens, egg yolks, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers and carrots are just some of the food that contains huge amounts of antioxidants.
- Vitamin C, A and E are essential for maintaining good vision.
- Foods that contain huge amounts of cysteine, lecithin and sulfur can help you protect your lens from getting cataract. Try adding more garlic, onions and shallots to your diet.
- DHA is a fatty acid that can boost your eye health. Foods that are rich in DHA include wild salmon, sardines and cod.
Give Your Eyes R&R
Getting enough and quality sleep is key to maintaining healthy eyesight. While you sleep, your eyes rest, recover and repair and that’s why you should get at least 8 hours of sleep.
If you work on a computer, take a 10 minute break each hour. If you feel like your eyes are really tired, lie down and put slices of cucumber on your eyes.
Try the Bates Method
Some people believe that our eyes are like the rest of our body the more we exercise and use them, the stronger they will become. The Bates Method uses this idea and a series of exercises to gradually improve your vision.
Palm your eyes
The first step in the method is to “palm” your eyes by covering them with your hands. This should help to warm and relax the eyes.
Trace a figure eight
Another exercise that you can do is to trace a shape. Rolling your eyes in this way will activate eye muscles and, ideally, strengthen them.
Focus on near and far objects
You’ve exercised the eye’s external muscles by tracing shapes. Now is the time to use the eye’s inner focusing mechanisms. Some people believe that this will improve your visual acuity.
Wear eye protection
A set of glasses or goggles can guard your eyes from debris, chemicals, or glaring sunlight. Keep a pair around the house, in your car, or at work in case you need extra eye protection.
Remove makeup and contacts every night
It is important not to forget to remove your contact lenses before you go to sleep every night. Sleeping in contacts can allow harmful bacteria to breed in the eye, leading to infection.
Conjunctivitis, or “pink eye,” is the inflammation of the eye’s conjunctiva, or the thin layer of tissue that covers the eye whites. Usually it is caused by a viral infection, but it can also result from fungi, contact lens wear, or allergens.
Eating the right things might not improve your vision, but it will give your body all the nutrients it needs to maintain it. There are many vitamins that help to promote good eye health. Make sure to include them in your meals.
Go to an optometrist
Optometrists are doctors who specialize in basic eye care, including sight testing, diagnosing of problems, and prescribing of corrective lenses. The optometrist will give you a battery of eye tests and help to identify any issues that you’ve having. She is the foundation in your preventative eye-care.