Ways to improve your eye health
More than ever, we are using our eyes to stare at small type and images on computer screens, televisions, and cell phones, which leads to eye fatigue and an increase in age-related eye problems. However, diminished eyesight does not have to be an inevitable part of living long. If you are looking for ways to improve your eye health for the long term, then Invision Optical can help! We have put together a list of a few ways you can help improve your eye health naturally. For eye exams, sunglasses, and eyeglasses, Invision Optical is your one stop shop!
Eat an eye healthy diet
Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients like zinc, lutein, omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamins C and E can help keep your eyesight keen as you get older, warding off age-related vision problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. A well-balanced “eye diet” can also help you stay at a healthy weight, lowering your odds of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases that can cause vision problems.
Quit smoking (or never start)
Smoking has long been known to cause major health problems like heart disease and cancer, but many people don’t know that smoking can also affect your vision.
- People who smoke double their chance of forming cataracts compared with non-smokers.
- Smokers are more likely than non-smokers to have uveitis, a serious eye disease that causes inflammation of the eye’s middle layer and can result in complete vision loss.
- Smoking while pregnant increases the chance of fetal and infant eye disorders, including crossed eyes (strabismus) and underdevelopment of the optic nerve.
Reduce eye strain
Staring at a computer or phone screen for too long cause physical discomfort known as “digital eye strain” that includes such symptoms as blurry vision, trouble focusing at a distance, dry eyes, and headaches. Many individuals suffer from one or more symptoms after computer or phone screen use longer than two hours at a time. Unfortunately, many of our daily tasks involve a computer or smartphone, so the chances of experiencing digital eye strain are quite high.
There are many ways, other than the ones listed above, that you can improve your eye health. For eye exams and vision consultations, Invision Optical and our team of optometrists are here to help!
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