6 tips for keeping your eyesight in good health
Can eyesight conditions be prevented?
1. If you believe you’re interested in preserving the health of your vision, one of the first things you should do is consult your family history, to see if eye issues were present in past generations. Diabetes is a pathological issue that also affects eyesight, so make sure to check on every possible hint in your genealogy.
2. You should go to regular physical exams. It’s not only about checking your eyes, it’s about the fact that none of us are getting any younger. As we always say, prevention is the mother of all treatments. For a man, annual exams should deal with checking eyesight, prostate, mammary glands, testosterone levels and a physical examination of testicles.
3. Eye conditions are traditionally linked to cardiovascular issues, which is why we recommend you exercise periodically. It would, of course, be quite difficult for working class heroes to exercise daily, but 3 times per week is an endeavor you should be keen on.
4. Always wear sunglasses when you’re getting out of the house. Moreover, make sure the sunglasses you purchase have actual UV filters, because there are quite a number copies on the market that have gone through silly manufacturing processes and that are mostly made of simple plastic. Obviously, the latter cannot protect you from solar flares.
5. Quit smoking. Like yesterday. You know it’s not good for you, everyone’s been telling you to quit, and yet you go on doing it. Smoking is involved in the greatest majority of cardiovascular diseases that occur every year in the world; we don’t know if you’re aware of this, but eyes depend on cardiovascular health. In fact, inside the eye there is a type of vascular tension that helps you see clearly, like you do every day. Once that goes up or down, you can go through various changes, but most of them do not give you the feeling they are connected to having eye problems. Headaches and such usually meanyour intra-ocular tension is experiencing shifts.
6. Start eating healthy today. Having a fresh diet, composed of vegetables, fish, eggs and nuts as well as citrus fruit is beneficial not only for the eyes but also for the entire body. For instance, vitamins A, C and E are essential for maintaining the health of your eyes. Where are these vitamins to be found?, you may ask. We’ll tell you. The foods that contain them in the highest concentration are the following:
- Carrots – they are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A and they both protect eyes
- Leafy greens – apparently they’re rich in antioxidants that prevent macular degeneration
- Citrus and berries prevent the occurrence of cataract, seeing they are quite rich in vitamin C
- Almonds – it is said that only one handful of almonds ensures half of a human being’s daily dose
- Fatty fish – it is rich in Omega-3 and DHA, which is an acid that’s normally found inside the retina
In conclusion, keeping your eyesight in good health is a mix between regular check-ups, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.