You might want to wear glasses to look smart, but no one wants their vision to be impaired, even if it is a small refractive error.
Whereas there is not much you can do if you do have refractive errors, except get surgery in some cases, you can, however, take steps to improve your vision and prevent issues with the vision. Some things to do in this regard include:
You are what you eat, and that runs true for your vision as well. We need to give our body the right nutrients to ensure that the system runs optimally. Foods that are good for the eyes include green leafy vegetables, oysters, citrus fruits, eggs, nuts, and oily fish.
Try to cut back on too much sugar consumption, especially if you are diabetic, as that can lead to vision problems, meriting the intervention of an expert via oladoc.com.
Give screen a rest
We know screen usage is not just a matter of binge-watching Netflix; most of us work digitally, for which screens are important.
However, too much screen time has implications for your eyes. It can cause your muscles to become fatigued, leading to digital eye strain that causes headaches, dry eyes and the consequent watering, blurred vision and the eyes becoming red.
Therefore, if you cannot forgo screens altogether, at least take steps to reduce the strain. Try to use a bigger screen so you do not have to sit atop your computer, and gaze from slightly afar. Of course, bigger screens also help with seeing things more clearly as well, so your eyes are not strained.
Furthermore, take frequent breaks in between screen time. A good tip is to use the 20-20-20 rule; after every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Also, if and when possible, rest your eyes. Try to get away from the digital world and go outside. We are so hooked to our devices that breaks are also a composite of spending time online. Hence, actively change yourself.
Sunglasses are not just very chic, they are essential for your eyes. Sunlight, although is imperative for life, also contains radiation that can damage the eyes and the skin.
Moreover, the skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive, and the constant squinting in the sun can thus promote fine lines around the eyes, which although is not relevant to your vision, but of course, vanity matters.
Hence, whenever you venture outside, be sure to don on a pair of sunglasses. You make a fashion statement and protect your vision; it’s a win-win.
However, not any sunglasses will do; you need to get ones that offer protection against UVA and UVB radiation, both.
Smoking is a no
Smoking not only affects all your major organs and your longevity, but it also leads to vision problems as it promotes diseases like cataracts, macular degeneration etc. Hence, quit smoking.
You’d think that weight does not seem to correlate to your vision, but that’s not entirely true. Our weight has implications for our wellbeing, whether it be physical health including vision, or mental health.
It does not mean that you starve yourself and be skinny but maintain a healthy weight. People who are obese are at a higher risk of problems like hypertension and diabetes that then causes vision problems.
Hence, it is imperative that if you are obese or overweight, you make dietary and lifestyle changes that help you lose weight, sustainably.
Just like a regular physical exam helps doctors catch any problems in the initial stage where the prognosis is good, regular eye exams are also important for the detection of any problems that if not addressed, can have implications for the health of your eyes and vision.
Therefore, make it a point to schedule regular visits to your Eye specialist in Islamabad.