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.
5. 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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- Top 10 foods to help your eyesight – and yes carrots are on the list, Mirror.co.uk
- How to Improve Your Eyesight, LifeHack.com