HOW TO KEEP GOOD VISION AS YOU AGE
The ability to see the world around us is one of the most valuable gifts of nature to mankind. However, due to bad habits, lack of vitamins, and the negative impact of the environment, a young person will discover visual impairments every second. In order to avoid huge glasses when you’re 30and to avoid the loss of pleasure of seeing the world at 50, it is best to take care of your own health in advance.
Correct and valid nutrition plays a huge role in the fight for sight. You need to eat fruit and vegetables, which contain the necessary amount of lutein, everyday. This includes carrots, persimmons, beans, peas, tangerines, and anything that is reddish-orange in color. Blueberries can be especially useful in fresh or candied form. In the winter, when they are out of season, a jar of jam will be enjoyable.
The lack of vitamins in the body can affect not only vision, but also can cause other negative consequences such as lower the ability to withstand even the common cold. Unfortunately, no matter how many fruits and vegetables people eat, the nutrients enter the body very slowly and are absorbed in small amounts. Therefore, additional stimulation of the body will not hurt anyone. It is possible, for example, to diversify your diet, using dietary supplements or vitamins. A particularly acute need for such assistance arises in early spring, when all diseases are aggravated. But be careful. To choose the right supplements or vitamins for the eyes is necessary to consult with a specialist. So you can visit Boothe Eyecare & Laser Center, where our consultants will be happy to assist you.
In addition to nutrition, you must also regularly rest your eyes especially during work. The weekend is better when you spend time outside relaxing, and not in front of the TV or computer. On a sunny day, you should use high quality sunglasses and guard your eyes from dust or small particles. While selecting sunglasses, pay attention to the color of the lens. Do not choose a colored glass, as this may negatively affect your health. Red, pink, and yellow lenses have a negative effect on the nerve receptors, causing fatigue. At work, you should perform from time to time a special exercise to recharge. Concentrate your view on a distant object for twenty-seconds, and then focus your view on near object. Doing these steps ten times will give your eyes a rest.
If you start from an early age to care for your eyes, have regular visits to an ophthalmologist and eat right, you can avoid deteriorating vision when you get old. And later on, when you want to read an interesting book or article, you won’t have to ask your grandchildren to find your glasses!
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