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Good Vision – How to Preserve Your Sight

Out of all of our sensory organs, vision plays one of the biggest roles in our daily lives. Imagine the inability to drive a car, read a book or judge the height of a sidewalk due to deteriorating vision.

If the eyes cannot properly focus, an image of whatever we are looking at will appear unclear and blurry. Although glasses and contact lens can resolve this issue, there are instances where simple home remedies, adequate nutrition and exercise can stop the deterioration of vision and sometimes even improve it.

How can we protect our eyes and prevent vision impairment?

  1. Any job that requires a very concentrated stare should be conducted in a place with good lighting. If you are right handed, the light should fall on the left, and vice versa, on the right, if you’re left-handed.
  2. To reduce the risk of cataracts due to the effects of ultraviolet light, wear sunglasses in bright sunlight.
  3. Reading sessions should be begun with texts that contain large font.
  4. From time to time, let your eyes rest. Relax and close them with your hands for a minute.
  5. In order to obtain good nutrition for the eyes, blood vessels and nerves, eat more vegetables and fruits.
  6. Reduce your intake of saturated fats and avoid cigarette smoke, in an effort to prevent the formation of free radicals in the retina.
  7. In the case of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, vision can be rehabilitated slowly with special exercises.

What kind of food will keep eye health?

  • The health of your eyes can be preserved by a properly balanced diet.
  • Eyes will deteriorate without proper nutrition, some of the best vitamins and nutrients for the eyes are: zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin. The lack of these vitamins may lead to the development of age-related macular degeneration. This is the most common problem of irreversible loss of vision among adults over 65 years.
  • Two carotenoids are responsible for the density of pigment in the macula – lutein and zeaxanthin. They play a key role in protecting the eyes. Scientific studies have shown that both components act as “internal sunglasses,” because they “filter” harmful high-energy blue light wave lengths and protect against free radicals. These carotenoids are the most important components of the protective system of the eye.
  • It is therefore extremely important to increase your consumption of vegetables that containing lutein and zeaxanthin. Vegetables high in lutein and zeaxanthin are: spinach, broccoli, peas, collard greens and Brussels sprouts, corn and egg yolk. This is relevant to those people closing in on their middle-aged years, because over the years, natural eye protection and filters are weakened and requires “artificial feeding” in to saturate them with the essential nutrients they require in order to function efficiently.
  • Take into service a few recipes of dishes that will be useful for your vision, and for the the whole body. It is common knowledge that carrots contain vitamin A (carotene), which is also called the “vitamin of beauty.” But keep in mind that for better absorption of carotene, you should eat a carrot with milk products.

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