Keeping Eyes Healthy Vision is one of the main senses and vision health is an important aspect to complete overall health. Most would agree that they want to keep their vision healthy for as long as possible, but few know exactly what to do to help keep their eyes seeing strong at any age.
Vision Check Up First and foremost, in order to have quality eye health one must be willing to meet with a trained and certified optometrist with regularity. Many individuals do not do this as part of their other regular medical checkups because they lack vision health insurance, but securing vision health insurance and making a goal to see an optometrist regularly will be the best way to ensure quality eye care and vision health both now and in the future. Beyond seeing the optometrist regularly, there are other things that people can do every day to ensure that they can keep up on their personal eye health. One of the first things is to change oneâ€™s diet.
Eating Right Yes, just like with every other aspect of human health, eating right and exercising regularly, as will be discussed shortly, can both greatly and positively affect oneâ€™s vision health. The foods that are best for eye health, and luckily for overall health as well, are those fruits and vegetables that are high in nutrients and vitamins. Such specific foods as leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach and fruits high in antioxidants such as blueberries and plums, as well as other healthy fruits and vegies high in vitamins C and E as well as zinc can help to keep eyes functioning properly and healthily. In addition, fatty fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help to keep eyes healthy and prolong eye health.
Exercising Next for achieving better eye health comes exercise. Getting regular exercise is a well-known way for a person to stay healthy, but it is likewise a great way to ensure oneâ€™s eye health as well. When people exercise, they cause oxygenated blood to be circulated through their body at a faster rate, made manifest through a higher heart rate, in order to keep up with the demand placed on the body in motion. When this happens more blood is available to the eyes and helps to promote cell growth and health to the inner workings of the eye and thus promotes a healthier eye overall.
Another way to help eye health is to quit smoking if one has a smoking habit. Smoking can cause all sorts of medical issues with a personâ€™s body, but one area of degraded health due to smoking that does not always get mentioned in the long list of affected body parts and organs are the eyes. Smoking is extremely damaging to the eyes. Smoking has been linked to an increased risk of the individual getting cataracts, incurring macular degeneration, and suffering from other forms of optic nerve damage. Lastly, a person can take better care of their eye health if they will help protect their eyes from direct sunlight by wearing sunglasses or shielding hats on sunny days. With regular visits to the optometrists, a better diet, more exercise, and quitting smoking if need, a person will be able to ensure their overall eye health. Photo Credit: abcdz2000 , Tallia22