From the idiot box to smartphones, we use our eyes to stare at small images and fonts more than we previously did. What you need to ask yourself is whether you are eating foods that are best for the eyes and whether you are performing relaxation exercises.
While we spend hours glued to a good book or in front of a computer screen or even when staying busy performing daily routines, we hardly ever take the time to visit an eye doctor. However, you can perform some simple exercises that hardly require much effort or time.
You can improve the circulation of blood to the eyes and neck by exercising your neck by nodding the head up and down while you are at work. In addition, you should avoid staring at the sun since it affects your vision negatively. Too much exposure to UV makes you prone to macular degeneration and cataract. You should also choose sunglasses that block between 99 and 100 percent of UVA as well as UVB rays.
Luckily, we have compiled a list of tricks and tips for helping you strengthen your natural eyesight and help you care for your eyes in just a matter of minutes.
Feeding the Eyes
DO: eat foods rich in beta carotene, lutein, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A since they help repair the eyes such as grapes, apricot, blueberries, papaya, butter, sweet potatoes, and cod liver oil. This infographic from Focus Clinics has a whole list of foods.
DON’T: avoid eating greens, children! Snack on Brussel sprouts, zucchini, collard greens, spinach, and kale.
Getting Some Rest
DO: get adequate amounts of sleep since it helps the overworked eye muscles to relax totally.
DON’T: stay engaged on a particular activity for too long. Take regular breaks of between 5 to 10 minutes to rest the eyes.
DO: increase your intake of water, in case your eyes are often tired, blurry, or dry.
DON’T: simply wash the fact. Any time you have some extra minutes to spare, fill the mouth with water then splash water with your eyes wide open. This should leave you refreshed too.
Exercising the Eyes
DO: relaxation exercises. Place the hands together palms touching each other then rub them together briskly to create some heat. Place the warm palms over the eyes and imagine a relaxing scenario.
DON’T: let any light in while you are exercising the eyes. Perform the exercises particularly when you have been sitting in front of a computer screen for long.
Orange Colored Foods?
DO: eat carrots along with other foods that are rich in beta-carotene that gives the foods the orange hue, corrects vision, and promotes eye health.
DON’T: forget that Omega 3 is found in cold-fish and nuts. The fatty acids helps to stop age-related eyesight deterioration and promote healthy retinas.
(It is beneficial to include white vegetables in your diet)
DO: stay away from sugary foods since they are bad for the eyes. The more the amount of sugar you consume the worse your eyesight will get.
DON’T: smoke. Smoking has been linked to increased risk of development of age-related macular degeneration, optic nerve damage, and cataract.
Tricking Your Eyes
DO: focus on objects at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds, every 20 minutes. It will surprise you just how better your eyes will feel.
DON’T: stare at your gadgets for too long. Lower the brightness level on your phone and computer screen since it reduces strain.
DO: eat bilberry fruit since it is full of antioxidants and helps to protect and increase blood circulation in the eyes.
DON’T: depend on glasses. Take your glasses off often to promote natural unaided vision.