Prevention of vision loss
How to prevent vision loss
TIPS TO AVOID VISION LOSS
There are a number of techniques or remedies that can help improve the health of your eyes and prevent vision loss. We could take into account the following:
Change your reading habits
This is one of the best options to prevent the onset of visual problems. The following guidelines may be helpful in this sense:
- Always read in places with good light and, if possible, with natural light. (Fluorescent light should always be avoided, since it produces light vibration that can strain your eyes)
- Stop reading occasionally to permit your eyes rest. Look at other points farther than the distance to the paper.
- When working on a screen, also try to rest from time to time, doing focusing near-far eye exercises.
- Avoid eyestrain. Do not read text with too small letters.
- Do not read on the move, for example when traveling.
- Keep your head in a good position, looked straight ahead, never read or watch a screen from one side.
Avoid stress and perform relaxation techniques.
- Without closing your eyes, cover them well with your hands.
- Place your palms well over your eyes until you do not see any light. Close your eyes for some seconds.
- With your eyes covered, wide open your eyes, look forward while you go on blinking.
- Continue this exercise for three minutes. Then, close your eyes, remove your palms and open them well without looking directly at a bright light source.
- Do not use eye drops without physician's consent. Its use without medical supervision can be damaging to eye health.
Other important advice to preserve your vision
- Perform outdoor walks for in order your eyes to come into contact with sunlight: It would be desirable to remove your glasses from time to time when performing this activity.
- Get enough sleep: Sleeping properly is the best way to maintain your eyes healthy. You must avoid insomnia.
- Maintain a proper diet It has to be rich in natural foods, especially in vitamin A, vitamin B and Vitamin C and minerals (zinc, calcium and magnesium). Avoid toxins, such as alcohol or tobacco. This diet will get you rid off free radicals that can oxidize your eyes.
- Improve the blood supply to the eyes: This is a remedy that can be done wetting your eyes 20 times alternately with hot and cold water.
- Relax and nourish your eyes with natural remedies. Some herbal remedies, vitamins, minerals or other supplements can be useful for your eyes.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.