Your eyesight is one of your most precious senses. You use it every day in just about everything you do. So it's important to maintain your eye health throughout your life. Avoid premature weakening or total loss of your eyesight by following these tips on how to strengthen your eyesight.
Eat healthy. Although it has been disputed, most people believe that diet rich in vitamin A will help people to strengthen their eyes. Apparently, you can avoid night blindness and other eye problems by eating foods that are rich in vitamin A. These include carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and dark green leafy vegetables. Now, if you already get enough vitamin A, don't overdo it. It could lead to complications with your liver. Just ensure you're getting enough vitamin A in order to keep your eyes strong.
Make sure you continue to use your eye's total range of vision. The old saying goes, ‘if you don't use it, you lose it'. And that can sometimes be the case with your vision. If you don't continue to challenge your eyes to focus on things up close and far away, you may actually see that part of your vision start to deteriorate. So avoid this by continually using your eyesight and all of its abilities by reading fine print, focusing on a computer screen for an hour a day (don't overdo this!), reading signs that are far away and generally just testing your eye's abilities regularly.
Get lots of sun. Studies have shown that children who spend more time outside have stronger vision. Research says that a child who spends 2-3 hours outside will have less of a chance of suffering from myopia, or short-sightedness. Sunlight and fresh air apparently have qualities that can help to strengthen eyesight. So if you're a parent, here's one more reason to convince your kids that a little fresh air will do them some good.
Make sure your prescription is correct. You can do more harm than good to your eyes if you aren't wearing the right prescription in your glasses. You can strain your eye muscles, permanently damaging your eyes if you're wearing the wrong glasses or contacts. Whether you are near-sighted or far-sighted, your eyesight will still continue to change. So it's important to see your optometrist regularly in order to get your prescription checked. The right pair of glasses or contacts is so important to your overall eye strength.
Consider corrective eye surgery. You can also take permanent action to strengthen your eyesight by getting LASIK eye surgery. This is a surgery you can choose to have done on your eyes that will bring your vision back to 20/20 or better. LASIK eye surgery comes with few complications and has been highly regarded for many years by professionals in the industry. If you're considering it, just keep in mind that not everyone is a candidate for this type of eyesight or vision corrective surgery. Schedule an appointment for a consultation at a LASIK office so that you can inquire about your eligibility for this surgery. If you do choose this route to strengthen your eyesight, be prepared to pay several thousand dollars per eye to have your vision corrected.