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 The windows to your soul are your eyes. Eagle eyes, bedroom eyes, or a smile in your eyes are all possibilities. There are plenty of proverbs that refer to our eyes. Why? They can be among our most attractive features, and they are, of course, crucial to our vision, because they communicate volumes about how we feel.

But, while we think about makeup and frames to improve their appearance, how often do we consider how they work?

We've discussed how wearing glasses won't make your vision worse, but what else can we do to improve our vision? There are some basic ways we can all take better care of our all-important eyes, aside from wearing the correct prescription glasses.

Exercise and diet

Although diet and exercise will not heal any eye disease, the foods we consume can help. There are various reasons why eating a healthy diet is beneficial to live a better life, but did you know that it can also benefit your eyes?                                      

Carrots are said to be excellent for your eyes by certain individuals (including your mother). They are, indeed! It's because they're high in vitamins and carotenoids. Carrots aren't the only source of these essential elements, though.

Vitamin and mineral supplementation in your diet will supply your body with the natural building blocks it requires to stay healthy and safeguard your vision.

Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as the mineral Zinc, assist to keep the macula (the region of the eye that regulates central vision) from deteriorating. Carrots, broccoli, spinach, strawberries, sweet potatoes, citrus fruits, and meals high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, contain these vitamins and minerals. These vitamins and minerals, together with a diet rich in antioxidants, will assist to safeguard your retinas (the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of your eyes).

Did your mother ever try to persuade you to eat carrots because they can help you see better at night? That is partially correct. While no vegetable can provide us with goggles-like night vision, our bodies do use vitamin A to make rhodopsin. This is the pigment in our eyes that allows us to see in low-light situations. So, while they won't help you see in the dark, they can assist you avoid night blindness.

Carotenoids are fat-soluble organic pigments that are excellent for your eyes and can be found in carrots and other foods.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two of these pigments that help protect the macula, enhance pigment density in the eye, and absorb UV and blue light. These carotenoids can also be found in leafy greens, broccoli, zucchini, and eggs, but they can also be taken as a supplement if you or your child is a fussy eater.

Regular activity and a healthy weight, in addition to a healthy diet, might be beneficial to your eyes. Diet and exercise both aid in the maintenance of stable blood sugar levels and the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Overweight people are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, which can lead to Diabetic Retinopathy (which is when the small arteries of the retina leak blood into the eye and harm your vision). As a result, we can add eye health to the list of benefits of staying active and eating a healthy diet.

Exhale and rest your eyes

You know how sleep is sometimes referred to as "shut-eye"? That's because there's a valid reason for it. It is critical for your eyes to get enough sleep and rest. Sleep gives your eyes the time they need to fully rest and repair from daily pressures, just like the rest of your body. If you don't receive your full 8 hours of sleep, your eyesight may not be as clear as it is when you're fully rested, and you may have more eye strain than usual.

When your eyes are working extra hard, such as when you're reading or working on the internet for long periods of time, you should give them a break.

So take a break from time to time and rest your eyes. Allow them to rest for around 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent doing any activity that strains your eyes. Work for no more than 2-3 hours at a time without taking a break, and if possible, take an hour during the day to truly rest your eyes. Taking a break from your computer screen to glance at your phone, on the other hand, does not count.

Try to focus on items that are farther away from you during your 10 minute breaks throughout the day to give your eyes a break from focusing on things that are so close to you.

So, if you regularly take a break from your computer/desk work to read a book, you might want to find an alternative that allows your eyes to rest a little more. If your eyes are fatigued, apply cucumber slices to your eyelids to minimize puffiness, swelling, and discomfort. Cucumbers include folic acid, which helps to boost antioxidant activity.

Eye exercises and eye strain reduction

Although it is claimed that eye workouts can improve eyesight, no research have been conducted to verify that they are effective in improving eye disorders. These exercises will not help with myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, but they will relieve eye strain. For people who work on a computer or spend a substantial amount of time gazing on a screen, “Digital Eye Strain” is becoming more frequent. Eye strain, dry eyes, impaired vision, headaches, difficulty focusing at a distance, and other bodily discomforts are all symptoms of this illness.

Some of these symptoms might be alleviated by including eye workouts into your regular regimen. Eye exercises are simple to perform, require little time, and can even be done at your desk if necessary. Here are a few simple examples:

Changing one's focus

Hold a small object in front of your face, such as a pen (or your finger), and gently move it away while maintaining focus. Then slowly bring it back nearer your face (approximately 6 inches away) while maintaining attention. Repeat.

Write the A.B.C.S down

Draw the alphabet from A to Z with your eyes. Make sure you're "drawing" the letters out large enough for your eyes to have a comfortable range of motion. If you're short on time or concerned that your unique eye movements will cause your coworkers to stare, limit the exercise to only drawing out your name rather than the complete alphabet.

Around, up, and down

Move your gaze up (without moving your head) and then down (without moving your head). Repeat a few times, then move your eyes in a slow clockwise circle, followed by a slow counterclockwise circle. This is beneficial to circulation and range of motion.

It's also a good idea to follow the 20-20-20 Rule. Take a break every 20 minutes to focus on anything 20 feet away for 20 seconds for every 20 minutes you spend focusing on a book or screen. In between intervals of focusing on your computer (or book) and doing your eye exercises, this provides your eyes a wonderful break.

Taking breaks to do fast eye exercises on a regular basis is not only good for your eyesight, but it may also be a wonderful excuse to take a mental break from work and can help you be more productive.

Although there are no magic pills or tricks that can completely improve or heal your vision, making conscious choices to live a healthier lifestyle, being aware of how you protect and treat your eyes on a daily basis, and getting regular eye exams can all contribute to having the best vision possible.

Orthokeratology should be considered!

Consider orthokeratology, one of our favorite techniques for drastically improving your eyesight without the use of laser surgery or implants (Ortho-K).

Ortho-K is a procedure that involves the manufacture of personalized hard contact lenses to reshape the cornea and improve vision. The difference between ortho-k contacts and daily wear lenses is that ortho-k contacts are designed to be worn at night and removed when you wake up.

Near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), and even astigmatism can all be corrected with these lenses.

The nocturnal lenses gradually alter the curvature of your cornea, and when they are removed in the morning, you can go about your day with clear eyesight, lens-free. The ortho-k lenses can help enhance vision for longer periods of time if used consistently. Finally, one of the most appealing features of Ortho-k is that it is suitable for both children and adults.

Ask your doctor next time you get an eye exam, or book a free appointment with a specialist who can help you sort through your alternatives. When it comes to eye care, it's always best to rely on the pros.

Your optometrist knows what is best for you

You should see your optometrist at least once a year, and get a comprehensive dilated eye exam every few years, just like you would any other doctor. Many dangerous eyes problems, such as glaucoma, have no early signs, so annual checks are required even if you haven't noticed any changes in your vision. Any vision problems you're having can be tracked by your optometrist or ophthalmologist. However, to maintain your eyes bright and comfortable in ordinary life eat a nutritious diet, get plenty of sleep, take frequent screen breaks, and do a few basic exercises.


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