5 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR EYESIGHT
FROM WHAT YOU EAT TO WHAT YOU WEAR, IMPROVE YOUR EYESIGHT NATURALLY WITH THESE EASY TIPS
EAT RIGHT: The antioxidant vitamins in fresh fruits and vegetables — especially kale, spinach, broccoli and collard greens — may lower the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Research has also shown that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids — including salmon, albacore tuna, walnuts and chia seeds — are beneficial. However, the same results were not shown from taking omega-3 supplements.
JUNK IT: It’s time to toss cakes, cookies, potato chips, candy and other processed snack foods. A study in the Archives of Ophthalmology says fatfilled snack foods may heighten the risk of AMD.
GET MOVING: Walk a half an hour every day, and if you can, try participating in more strenuous activities like yoga, sports or other aerobic activities. Regular exercise can help prevent eye conditions like AMD, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, which are linked to obesity and being out of shape.
BE SHADY: When you’re outside in bright sunlight, wear sunglasses and a hat with a visor to protect your eyes from potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) light and blue light.
QUIT IT: Research shows that smokers are up to four times more likely than non-smokers to develop AMD, and a-pack-a-day-or-more puffers double their likelihood of getting the most common form of blindness among the elderly.
Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, may prevent macular degeneration.
Fun Fact The average blink lasts for about a 10th of a second! Get out and be active, but wear a visor and sunglasses to protect your eyes.