As you get older, it is entirely natural and normal for your eyesight to slowly deteriorate, and most of this deterioration is often counteracted beautifully by visiting an optician to arrange the delivery of brand new prescription glasses for either driving, reading, or for both.
There are, however, a host of other eye issues and problems that may or may not develop as a person ages, so, for your information, continue reading to learn how to take thorough and proper care of your eyesight as you get older.
Wear Sunglasses When Needed
The importance of sunglasses, especially in bright sunlight, can never be overstated, and wearing sunglasses can help to prevent certain eye diseases, limit the amount of time your eyes and eyelids are exposed to harmful UV rays, reduce the amount of stress, heat headaches and generally protect your eyes and eyelids from the elements.
Research Your Family Medical History
It would be prudent to find out from your parents if either have any of the following eye conditions, as all of them can be more prevalent as hereditary conditions:
• Post Polar Cataract
• Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia
• Secondary Cataracts
• Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Professional Cataract surgeons will be able to advise you on other exercises to embark on after surgery.
Eat A Balanced & Healthy Diet
As with other part of the body, the foods and drinks that are best to consume regularly to maintain optimum health are exactly the same for the eyes. Therefore, if you are already eating well to protect your brain and heart, it is more than likely that you are also protecting and looking after your eyesight.
Just in case this doesn’t apply to you. However, the following foods are best to eat regularly to maintain the strength of your eyesight for as long as possible:
• Oily fish, such as mackerel, tuna, herring, and salmon
• Kale and spinach
• Blueberries and raspberries
• Boiled eggs
• Kiwi fruit
• Orange peppers
Engage In Frequent & Regular Exercise
There is a wide range of exercises that are specifically designed to keep one’s eyesight in as best condition as possible, and in some cases, such exercises can even help to improve your vision quality.
One of the most common yogic eye exercises is palming, which involves warming your hands by rubbing them together to create friction, then closing your eyes and placing your palms over your eyes for approximately five minutes. Palming is a proven way to reduce eye fatigue.
Far & Near Focus
Training your eyes to alternate between focusing on an object that is near then quickly switching to an object farther away quickens your skills and strength in both focusing and relaxing when needed.
Place your thumb around ten inches from your eyes and focus for around fifteen seconds and then immediately switch your gaze to a stationary object approximately six meters away before repeating both actions two or three times.