Your trusted eye specialist will be happy to help you whenever you visit their clinic in London. But that doesn’t mean you should leave the matter of improving your eyesight completely in their hands. There things you can do with your lifestyle and diet to make sure your vision remains as perfect as possible.
1. Eat carrots – and much more besides
Carrots do help people see better – if they suffer from night blindness and vitamin A deficiency. If you don’t have these problems, eating carrots won’t make much of a difference.
Bolster your diet with leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli. These have been proven to delay age-related macular degeneration. In turn, foods rich in omega-3 – like salmon, mackerel, sardines, chia seeds, walnuts, and soybeans – cut the risk for drying eyes and keep them healthy no matter how old you are.
2. Stay active
Research indicates that people with sedentary lifestyles might be at a higher risk for glaucoma, and that people who exercise regularly are 70% less likely to develop degenerative eye diseases.
Eye-related exercises are also good for addressing conditions like double vision or an inability to focus. Ask your doctor which activities you can do.
3. Avoid eye strain
You strain your eyes whenever you take too long on a tedious visual task. Take breaks from activities like reading papers, working on computers, or even slicing ingredients. Stop focusing on what you’re doing every 15 minutes and look at something else.
If you’ve been staring at objects near you (like a screen), look into the distance for 30 seconds; if you’ve been focusing on something distant (like a boat on the horizon), peek at something closer. Switching distances helps rest the eye muscles that lock onto an object of focus.
4. Buy those sunglasses
Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion choice. Ultraviolet rays also cause eye strain and contribute to deteriorating vision, so it’s important to shield your eyes from the sun. Make it a point to put on dark glasses on bright, sunny days, and if you’re going to be out and about London from 11AM to 2PM.
See an eye specialist
One of the best ways to maintain good vision is still to visit an eye specialist. No matter how healthy your diet and habits are, there might be times when you won’t know you have eye or vision problems until a professional spots them for you. You will also need your eye specialist’s advice on nutrition, glasses, eye rest, and exercises if you want to follow the abovementioned tips to perfection.
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