Blindness may include complete or partial vision loss that you can’t correct with glasses or contact lenses. Many health conditions can lead to blindness. Fortunately, with a few precautions, you can minimize the risk of developing vision problems and possibly, even prevent blindness.
Keep healthy blood sugar levels. If not kept under control, high sugar levels can lead to damage of the retina, which is the layer responsible for capturing images and sending them to the brain, located on the back of the eye. The more sugar levels stay above the safe range, the more risk of developing blindness.
Check your blood pressure regularly, as it can cause blood vessels in the eye to burst and lead to vision impairment. Adopt healthy lifestyle habits like healthy eating, regular exercise and stress management to keep your blood pressure under control.
Have regular eye exams to check for glaucoma. Glaucoma increases pressure inside the eye and can result in a damaged retina.
Protect your eyes from ionizing and UV radiation to prevent cataracts, which cloud the eye’s lens. The lens allows the eye to focus light on the retinal.
Take bilberry supplements. Bilberry is an antioxidant, which can remove toxins from the retina and increase circulation to the eye area.
Consume a diet rich in antioxidants. This includes broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers and carrots. Antioxidants are responsible for removing free radicals, molecular fragments that trigger chemical degradation in the body, including the eyes.