Good vision is an important part of overall health. As we age our eyesight tends to diminish. We suffer from eyestrain on a daily basis. Many of us spend several hours each day staring at a computer screen which is a major source of eyestrain. Many people depend on eyeglasses or contacts to improve the quality of eyesight. While we may continue to need our glasses or contacts there are other ways that we can improve our vision.
Exercise your eyes. That's right. Do some eye aerobics. The only exercise most eyes get is that daily rubbing we give them when we're tired or suffering from eyestrain. But eye exercises are actually good for your eyes and can improve your vision. Give your eyes a workout with the following exercise. Blink as fast as you can for a few seconds then close your eyes tightly, open and repeat. Do this exercise 3 to 4 times daily.
Try palming. Sit upright in a comfortable chair. Close eyes and cover them with the palms of your hands. Cup your hands so that there is no pressure on your eyes. Let your fingers rest across your forehead. There should be no light entering your eyes. Palming should be done for a period of 5 to 10 minutes to start. Palming should be relaxing. It may help to do palming in a darkened room.
Alleviate stress. Stress is known to be a factor in many health conditions and eyestrain is no exception. Try meditation, yoga or other methods of stress relief to improve your vision and overall health.
Get adequate sleep. Skimping on sleep can cause blurred vision and eyestrain that can be damaging to your vision over time. Do your eyes a favor and give them plenty of shut-eye.
Get herb healthy vision with biberry, ginkgo and passionflower. These herbs help to improve night vision, strengthen capillaries in the eyes and may even prevent cataracts. They have many other health benefits as well.
Eat healthy. You probably hear that statement all the time but eating the right foods are imperative to good health. You may not be aware that your diet affects your vision but it does. Foods that are high in fiber, vitamin C, D and beta carotene as well as other vitamins and minerals can help improve your vision. Here are a few foods that can be beneficial to good vision: carrots, eggs, blueberries, spinach, kale, grapes, and fresh garlic.
Take a daily supplement. To ensure that you're getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals that might be missing from your daily diet take a vitamin supplement.
Get your omega-3s. Omega-3s are fatty acids found in fish oil such as salmon, tuna and sardines. Omega-3s reduce the risk of macular generation which is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. They have plenty of other health benefits too.