As we get older, our eyesight “can” begin to suffer. My own eyesight became worse in my late 40’s but as with many things it was because of something I did. I was in front of a monitor for hours and hours every day. That’s just not good for your eyes. In any case worsening eyesight is something that many of us will have to deal with at some point, and it can have a big impact on your life. As long as you have regular checkups on your eyes and get glasses if you need them, you can slow the progress of any eye damage and retain your eyesight for longer.
There are medical treatments out there to help you improve your eyesight and remove the need for wearing glasses, like Lasik, but some people are a bit cautious about it. There are some Lasik side effects like irritation and blurred vision during the healing process that really put people off. The chances of anything going wrong are less than 1 percent, but some people still don’t like the idea of having the procedure done. For myself, because I had both near and farsightedness Lasik was not an option anyway. But if you are worried about your eyesight and don’t want to go down the medical route, you should look into natural alternatives instead. These are some of the best natural ways to protect your eyesight.
Get The Right Vitamins
Like so many health problems, your diet has a big impact on your eye health. There are certain vitamins that help to protect your eyes and prevent any degeneration that will cause you to start losing your sight. The most important ones are vitamin A, C, and E, so you need to add plenty of these to your diet. The best way to make sure that you are getting enough of these important nutrients is to eat a colorful diet of vegetables. Things like carrots, peppers, broccoli, spinach, strawberries, and citrus fruits are all great things to add to your diet. If you are particularly worried about it, you could consider taking a multivitamin to boost your levels. As well as these important vitamins, you need to be eating a lot of foods that contain Omega-3 like seeds and oily fish because that will help to protect your eyesight as well. If you can’t get enough Omega-3 in your food take a Omega-3 Supplement. I take one daily.
You already know that smoking is bad for your health and contributes to all sorts of different diseases. But a lot of people don’t realize that it’s also bad for your eyesight, so that’s another reason that you should give up smoking as soon as possible. Your body can recover from the majority of smoking related damage if you quit early enough, so get started right away. We have a great post with a free download that shows you how to use acupressure to stop smoking. It’s been effective for many people.
Hopefully, you wear sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays when you go out in the summer, but are you doing the same for your eyes? If you are not wearing sunglasses and you are out in the sun all day, you do a lot of damage to your eyes, and that increases your chances of losing your sight as you get older. It’s important that you wear sunglasses whenever you go out in the sun, and you need to make sure that you get a good pair. A cheap pair won’t block that many UV rays, so it’s worth spending the money on some good quality ones.
These are all simple changes that you can make to protect your eyesight without medical procedures.