As you age, it is common for your eyesight to deteriorate, either due to medical reasons or simply because of aging. However, you can prevent vision impairment when you incorporate simple habits into your daily life. Here are five habits for healthy vision!
Maintain Your Blood Sugar Levels
Diabetes-related blindness is preventable in most cases. In order to manage your blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol levels, you will have to schedule an appointment with your healthcare professional to assist you in setting and achieving objectives.
To maintain your blood sugar levels, you should monitor and track what causes them to rise or fall. For example, if your sugar levels rise after eating cake, you should try to avoid eating it as much. You should also try to eat at regular intervals and avoid skipping meals. It is also important to reduce the amount of saturated fat, sugar, trans fat, calories, and salt in your diet. To assist, you should keep track of what you eat, drink, and how active you are.
Carrots are said to be an excellent source of eye health, however, a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, especially dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, or collard greens, is essential for maintaining eye health. According to research, eating high omega-3 fatty acids such as tuna, halibut, and salmon, has also been shown to help with eye health.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Obesity raises your risk of getting diabetes and other systemic illness that can cause vision loss like glaucoma or diabetic eye disease. You should consult your doctor if you are having problems maintaining a healthy weight. If you want to keep active and involve yourself in exercise, it is best to visit your doctor to understand if you are fit to do light, moderate, or high-intensity exercise.
Wear Protective Eyewear
When practicing sports or undertaking household chores, wear protective eyewear. Safety goggles and glasses, eye guards, and safety shields are all examples of protective eyewear that are specifically intended to give the proper protection for the activity you are doing. A plastic that is 10 times stronger than other plastic called polycarbonate is used in the majority of protective eyewear lenses. You can find this protective eyewear in most sporting goods stores or you can visit your eye care doctors.
Let Your Eyes Rest
It is normal for you to forget to blink when you spend time on the computer or concentrate on one item. This may cause your eyes to become tired. To maintain your eye health, try the 20-20-20 rule, meaning you should look at something about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. This simple practice can aid in the reduction of eye strain, resulting in better eye health.
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