Improve Your Eyesight In Four Easy Steps

They always say that the wonders of nature are more than meets the eye. But how can you appreciate even the tiniest detail of God’s creations if you’re eyesight is continuously failing? Without any doubt, losing the benefits of a clear and sharp vision is one of the greatest nightmares we are always dreadful about.

Regardless of age, poor eyesight can literally rob a person of a bright vision for the future ahead. In the Philippines, growing concern regarding eye health is not unfamiliar to us anymore. As a matter of fact, cases of poor eyesight can start as early as during primary education until a person reaches late adulthood when serious cases such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) start to unfold.

Even though eye supplements have been sprouting in the market for the past few years, these products will never be enough to improve your hazy vision. If this is the case, how can we ever defy aging which is slowly robbing us of a good vision? The answer is not to reverse aging but to use simple methods to improve  your eyesight. There are a lot of techniques you can use but if I’m going to present to you all that, you might just be overwhelmed.

For this reason, I have summarized all the effective measures for an improved eyesight and formulated a simple four-step method aptly named “MA.T.A.” Here they are:

M – ake sure you always watch what you eat

Eyes are the windows to our souls but that doesn’t mean that you have to disregard the importance of choosing the right foods to eat. As a matter of fact, eating foods may actually hold the key for a healthier vision as long as you choose the right items you put in your mouth. Here are some of the top choices you can eat to make your eyesight clearer than ever:

a. Blueberries – Finally, you don’t need to feel guilty after relishing in a delicious blueberry cheesecake because according to a study published in the The Archives of Ophthalmology, blueberries contain antioxidants that decreases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration for both men and women.
b. Egg yolks – If you think that carrots are the best choice for people with vision problems, you might be missing another healthy food that are twice more powerful than beta-carotene: egg yolks. Antioxidants called lutein are naturally fat-soluble so egg yolks are obviously the best choice to obtain this nutrient. According to experts, getting 2-6 mg of lutein everyday can significantly reduce one’s risk of getting vision problems in the future.
c. Fish – Alright, when I say “fish” here, I’m pertaining to fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel which are the major sources of omega-3 fatty acids and DHA. These nutrients have been found effective in keeping the retina in its best shape and are a major component of essential photo receptors found in our eyes. As an alternative, you can give yourself at least 1,000 mg of cod liver oil especially if you have a distaste with these kind of fish.
d. Spinach (with red onion or garlic) – Spinach is naturally rich in lutein which can shield your eyes from the deteriorating effects of age-related cataracts and macular degeneration. It is already good on its own but if you want to have a perfect eye-protecting meal, you can serve the spinach with garlic or red onions, two spices which will not only add additional flavor but will also supply important antioxidants known to protect our eyes from free radicals.

A – void straining your eyes

There are four simple ways which you can follow to avoid applying unnecessary strain to your eyes:

a. Wear sunglasses every time you are exposed to the sun because research studies have proven the cumulative effects of long sun exposure to our eyes like development of cataracts and other retinal diseases.

b. Keep your computer screen below eye level because through this method, you will be able to slow down your risk of developing dry eye syndrome.

c. Don’t wear your glasses ALL the time for the simple reason that the more you use it, the more your eyes will get used to it until complete recovery becomes impossible to achieve.

d. Don’t try your luck in “staring contest” or doing tricks like “squinting” because in the end, your eyes will suffer the strain it will get from those nonsensical activities.

T – ake herbs and multivitamins that are clinically-proven

In addition to the usual health practices, giving yourself a daily dose of particular herbs and supplements can also help you in achieving your ideal vision. Gingko, glutathione, billberry, sage, zinc, Vitamins A & C are just some of the components that you have to remember in choosing the best diet supplements that are perfect for your needs.

A – im for a healthier lifestyle

Your eyes are not detached from your body system so that means, whatever you do or consume may directly or indirectly affect your vision. Hypertension, diabetes, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and too much stress are just some of the factors that can greatly affect the power of your vision so before it’s too late, you should develop responsibility and discipline for your own health. Regular consultation with your doctor can also help you go a long way in protecting your precious eyesight.

We will never realize how important our vision is until disease processes rob us of the opportunity to see the earth’s wonders using our two precious eyes. Taking our eyesight for granted will never get us somewhere so efforts to protect our vision should be taken seriously regardless of our age. Our eyes are a gift and it will solely depend on us if we’re going to protect it or return  back to the world of darkness.

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  • marieands

    Thank u for a very informative and timely article. I think a lot bloggers and readers spend a lot of time in front of the computer, so our eyes are susceptible to eye strain. Lifestyle modification as well as nutrition indeed plays a big part when it comes to taking care of our vision.

  • Take the time every day to give your eyes (and the rest of your body) the nutritive support they need.

    Eat the foods and take the supplements that provide the antioxidant vitamins and minerals your eyes require.

    You’ll Protect Your Eyesight, ensuring years of good eye health, and increasing the odds that you’ll avoid blindness or vision loss for the rest of your life.

  • norie m. cajayon

    Thanks for sharing this kind of information. It will be of great help. More power!

  • very nicely shared! thatz really very informative and effective as well!!!

  • Angelin

    hi there fellow reader, if you have a question about your eye problem you can visit this facebook page and post your question. a group of eye doctor manages that facebook page.

  • Angelo Panzarino

    Having dry eyes for a while can lead to tiny abrasions on the surface of the eyes. In advanced cases, the epithelium undergoes pathologic changes, namely squamous metaplasia and loss of goblet cells. *^..,

    Good day http://ideascollection.orgds Angelo Panzarino