Today we are constantly using our eyes to stare at screens, big screens, small screens, even teeny screens. We use computers, cell phones / smart phones, iPads all day long. This leads to tired eyes, dry eyes (because when we stare at the screen, we stop blinking) and other eye problems.
We are living longer, and more active than ever before. Aging does NOT have to mean diminished vision. There are tips and pro-active actions you can take to better your vision now, and keep your vision sharp even as you age.
Tip 1 – Your Eyes Are Starving, Feed Them The Nutrition They Are Crying Out For!
There are certain nutrients that our eyes crave, so start with those:
– Vitamins A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E.
– Minerals such as copper & zinc. These are essential
– Antioxidants are needed by your eyes and can prevent cell damage. Includes beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. You can get these from dark and leafy vegetables, and fruit. Yellow and green veggies and fruits are the highest in antioxidants.
– Your eyes also crave these nutrients: sulfur, and cysteine, and lecithin. These can help prevent cataracts from forming. Choices to get these nutrients are: garlic, and onions, and shallots, and capers.
– Anthocyanin– According to Wikipedia “Plants rich in anthocyanins are: blueberry, cranberry, and bilberry; Rubus berries, including black raspberry, red raspberry, and blackberry; blackcurrant, cherry, eggplant peel, black rice, Concord grape, muscadine grape, red cabbage, and violet petals.
Tip 2 – Yes! You Can, And Need To Do Exercises For Your Eyes
Eye exercises can help prevent eye floaters, and help you to keep your vision sharp. Do these exercises daily!
– Relax your eyes by giving them health. Do this by rubbing your palms together, and then put them over your eyes for a few seconds. Repeat this about 3-5 times. This is called “Palming”.
– Roll those eyes. First look up to the sky, and then slowly roll your eyes, first clockwise and then of course, counter-clockwise. Do this about 10 times.
– Focus your eyes. You should make a habit of always focusing on far away objects as you do “near eye” work, also known as “near point stress”. One way is to take your finger, put it about arms length from your nose, and then slowly bring it back and forth right up to your eyes. Do this a number of times.
– And, the best to relax your eyes…. Just close them, and relax for 3-5 minutes 🙂 Good for your brain too.
Tip 3 – Your Eyes Need Rest And Relaxation In This Busy World
Concentrate on resting your eyes throughout the day. On changing your “view” throughout the day.
Also, Take your eyes for a walk and look at the scenery around you 🙂