8 Proven ways to maintain a good eyesight. Must read!
Well, ready your pen and notes as we give you these 8 proven ways you should be doing right now to improve a good and clearer vision. Also note that these advises are not intended to substitute any medical diagnosis nor treatments. It is always advised to seek a doctor for detailed treatment fit to your condition.
1. PLAY VIDEO GAMES
Whuuut? Yep! You heard it right. Playing video games helps you improve a good eyesight. Research claims that watching and playing video games enhance the contrast sensitivity function. Improving the contrast sensitivity function is usually achieved by wearing sunglasses, contact lenses, or surgery, all of which are supposed to correct the optics of the eye. Contrast sensitivity is one of the aspects of eyesight that is most easily compromised.
2. EATING CARROTS
“What’s up doc?” says Bugs Bunny who eats a lot of carrots. This one is common thing to you remembering how your mom would always convince you to always eat one as it helps your eyes to see way clearer.
Carrots contain high levels of the carotenoid pigment beta-carotene, which is a crucial precursor to vitamin A, explains a lot on their vision-improving abilities. Lack of Vitamin A or simply Vitamin A deficiency can lead to blindness, as well as macular degeneration, cataracts, and a disease characterized by swollen eyelids, dry eyes, and corneal ulcers, called Xerophthalmia. You wouldn’t want to have that right?
3. EATING LOTS OF GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES
May be you’re not a fan of those greeneries in the table but you probably start to be one if you want to protect those beautiful eyes of yours and make it last a lifetime. Examples of these are spinach, kale, collard greens, etc.
Just like carrots, these green leafy vegetables contains lutein which is essential to your eyes. It lowers the risk of light-induced oxidative damage which can lead to AMD (macular degeneration).
Besides its eye clearing contributions, it also provides huge health benefits to your body. To gather all benefits from your leafy green veggies, combine them with good fats from olive oil, cashew milk, or avocado.
4. ADDING HIGH ARGININE FOOD IN YOUR DIET
Done with the veggies, this means we are now into eating meats. Chicken, turkey and pork are arginine-rich perfect for white meat lovers. Don’t be discouraged if you’re a vegetarian, lentils, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, and chickpeas are also high in arginine.
Consuming more arginine-rich foods reduces your chances of glaucoma. In addition, arginine has also shown to improve the function of the liver.
5. EXECISE YOUR EYES
Thought exercise is only for a sexy body? Nope. Exercise should be practice also on those of your eyes. According to some experts, it improves visions. Moving your eyes from top to bottom, side to side or even circling it around is enough for your eyes to improve its eyesight.
6. 20/20/20 RULE
Have you heard of this rule? Be familiar especially when you have strained eyes. For every 20 minutes of staring at a screen or reading something, you need to look 20 feet away from you for a period of 20 seconds. This 20/20/20 rule can be done even when working, no hassle. It keeps the eye tissues oxygenated and flexible, according to a famous University. Your eyes and facial muscles also deserve a good rest.
7. DRINK WATER
This one is the most proven, right? What water can’t do? Keeping your body well-hydrated keeps your mind and body functioning well. Drinking a lot of water keeps your eyes from drying out.
According to optometrists, the most common eye complaint is linked to dry eye and its symptoms.
Aside from playing video games, getting outside for some time helps your eyes helps your eyes in adjusting to daylight and far distances. This will decrease the straining in the muscles located. This will decrease the straining in the muscles located around eyes. In a study made last 2014, suggests that the risk of near-sightedness in children reduces about 2% with each extra hour spent outside on a weekly basis.