Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Bad Vision

  1. Eat a lot of fruits such as blueberries and strawberry. They are rich with antioxidants, and a study found that people who ate most amounts of fruit were at low risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of vision loss in older people.
  2. Eat lots of bilberries to sharpen your vision. Bilberries or sometimes called European blueberries are highly regarded for their high levels of antioxidants and contain anthocyanosides that may reduce the risk of poor eyesight.
  3. Always include green vegetables in your everyday meal. Research reported that lutein, a nutrient that is found in spinach, may prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. The best way to consume and maximise the effect is to mix spinach with vegetable or olive oil for easy absorption into your body.
  4. Red onions can help you to reduce poor eyesight. Red onions contain quercetin, an antioxidant that is reported to prevent cataracts and keep your eyes healthy.
  5. Eat fish at least twice a week. Studies have shown that incorporate omega-3 fats into your daily intake may help protect tiny blood vessels of your eyes and prevent clots. Fish and fish oils provide vitamins A and D which can help produce and protect pigmentation in the eye.
  6. When you're working or reading, try to take breaks every 30 minutes. Breaks and brief relaxation help prevent the development of poor eyesight that caused by eye tiredness and eyestrain.
  7. Take a walk every morning or at least four times a week. Eyes need exercises and fresh air too. Eye muscles need a variety of activities. They need to focus in the distance as well as at near. Even if you only have a few minutes in your busy day, your eyes can feel greatly revitalized when you keep changing focus from looking at far away objects at long to seeing at close range. This routine may train the eye and provide the ability to better focus and prevent poor eyesight.
  8. Adjust your computer screen, proper viewing distance is about 20 to 24 inches and the correct viewing angle is 10 to 20 degrees from mid-screen to the top of the screen. Eye strain from working too long in computers without breaks can cause eye strain, eye muscles weakness and blurry vision.
  9. Do not read in dim light. Reading in dim light can cause eye strain but will not damage your eyes. If your eyes feel strained, stop for a short time and take a few minutes to focus on other objects.
  10. Wear UV protective sunglasses. Exposure to the sun's UV rays can harm your eyes so protect them with a good quality pair of sunglasses.

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