Guest Post: Natural Methods for Improving Your Vision
In this life, there are so many things that we take for granted. One of these would probably be our eyesight. When we wake up in the morning and open our eyes to start a new day, we probably don’t even give it a second thought that we need to see to get out of bed, see to brush our teeth, see to pick out our clothes and the food that we’re going to eat…see to get to our daytime destination and return back home in the evenings.
Being that our eyes are what give us vision, it’s important to be as proactive as we possibly can when it comes to seeking out ways to keep our eyes healthy and to even improve our eyesight, if at all possible.
If you’re wondering about some natural methods that you can apply to achieve this result, here are five that you can use starting today:
Live healthy. There are certain lifestyle-related things that can definitely have an impact on our vision. As a matter of fact, they even have the potential to give us eye disease if they are continually overlooked. These things include smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, not consistent exercising, having a poor diet and/or a lack of sleep. If you fall into any of these categories, you can do wonders for your eyes just by adjusting your habits.
Eat more fish and eggs. Something that is critical to our eye health is DHA. It’s basically an omega-3 fatty acid that is a structural component of both the brain and the eyes. Fish is a food that is high in DHA and can be found in salmon, herring and sardines. Eggs contain both lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which are found our retina and lens, so it’s understandable that the more of it we consume, the more eye support our body receives.
Put on some sunglasses. A lot of people wear sunglasses as a fashion statement, but their called sun-glasses for a reason. They help to shield our eyes from excessive sun exposure, which doesn’t just lead to eye strain, but studies support that it can also cause cataracts over time too. So, whether you have 20/20 vision or you wear eyeglasses or contacts (even coloured contact lenses), it’s a good idea to purchase a couple of pair sunglasses. Your eyes will be eternally grateful to you if you do.
Do a quick massage. There’s not one place on the body where a massage does not come in handy. That’s because the applied pressure helps to increase blood circulation. For the eyes, all you need to do is use your index fingers to lightly massage your eyebrow and temple area for about five minutes per day, a couple of times per day. It helps to relax your eye area, remove stress and refocus your eyes naturally.
Take eye breaks. There are more and more of us who make a living by sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end. This causes our eyes to do a lot of work. Overtime, this can impair the quality of our vision. One way to avoid this is to take breaks throughout our work day. Studies support that it’s a good idea to take a five-minute break from your monitor about every 30 minutes or so. Hey, if your boss questions it, just tell him/her that you’re being a responsible employee by protecting your vision! There should be no argument there.