As you start to get older, your eyesight is likely to suffer but it’s not just older people that can have problems. Your eyesight can be damaged at any age and once it gets bad, there is no way that you can reverse it. Poor eyesight can have a big impact on your quality of life so it’s important that you preserve it for as long as possible. In some cases, there isn’t anything that you can do but there are ways to protect your eyesight for as long as possible. These are some of the best ways to look after your eye health.
Like a lot of health problems, the first place to start when trying to protect your eyesight is with the food on your plate. Eating the right stuff can help to keep your eyes healthy while eating the wrong stuff can damage them. Things like omega-3, Zinc, and vitamins C and E are all good at preventing age related eye problems so you should try to pack as much of them into your diet as possible. For the omega-3, you should try to eat oily fish as much as possible. You should also try to eat plenty of citrus fruits, nuts and eggs, and leafy green vegetables as well. When it comes to vegetables, you should always try to eat seasonally and choose local produce as well because it’s better for your health and it helps to support local farmers at the same time. Locally produced food is likely to be more nutritious as it hasn’t been packaged up and transported for as long and it doesn’t contain as many pesticides.
Listen To Your Doctor
If you have an eye test and the eye doctor advises that you get glasses for reading or for general wear, it’s important that you take that advice. So many people ignore it because they don’t like the idea of wearing glasses and they think that it’s not that bad. But even if your vision isn’t that bad now, neglecting the advice of your doctor and continuing as normal will cause it to degenerate a lot faster. If you’re really against the idea of glasses, you should look for discount contact lenses online. They’re cheap and nobody can tell that you’re wearing them so you’ve got no excuse. If your eye doctor tells you that you need glasses or contacts and you don’t wear them, you’re just going to do more damage to your eyes.
We hear a lot of advice about protecting our skin from the sun, but what about our eyes? The UV rays in sunlight can do a lot of damage to your eyes over time and if you aren’t wearing sunglasses when you’re out, you’re increasing your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. If you’re going to be out in the sun, you need a good quality pair of sunglasses which block UVA and UVB rays.
Follow this simple advice and you’ll be able to protect your eyesight and fight off age related eye problems.
Contributor blog from Emily Hanson