5 Ways to Improve Your Eyesight

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Everyone wants better eyesight. Better vision allows us to see the world easily and optimally. However, many factors can impact our vision, such as age, genetics, and lifestyle choices. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to improve your eyesight and begin your journey towards better vision. 

Stop Buying Cheap Glasses

Let’s face it - if you need glasses, you need glasses.

There is no magic pill that will allow millions of people to just throw away their glasses. But we can improve our vision by optimizing our glasses.

The quality of your vision is directly related to the quality of the lenses in your glasses. One of the most straightforward ways to improve your eyesight is to invest in high-quality prescription glasses.

Before buying new glasses, ask about the manufacturer of the lenses. Opticians and Optometrists that are invested in the quality of your vision will make glasses using lenses by the best eyeglass lens manufacturers such as Hoya or Zeiss. Wearing prescription lenses of a higher optical quality will help you see more clearly, reduce eye strain and optimize your vision.

Train Your Visual Perception

Visual perception refers to the brain's ability to interpret visual information received from the eyes. Like any other skill, it can be trained and improved.

In today’s digital age we are no longer an outdoor species. Instead, we tend to spend most of our time focusing on things that are within 10 feet of us - phones, televisions, and computers. This ultimately leads to your brain being trained to have great eyesight at near and poor eyesight far away.

Luckily we can improve our eyesight for far away vision and at nighttime by training our visual perception.

Throughout the day take 5-10 minutes to practice distance only viewing.

With your eyes corrected for distance vision (glasses on if needed) focus on things that are at least 30-50 feet or further away from you. Focus on street signs, signs on buildings or just the details in the landscape.

By actively engaging your vision in distance viewing you will train your brain that this vision is important and your eyesight will improve.

Engaging in vision therapy exercises can also enhance your visual perception and overall eyesight. These exercises may involve focusing on near and distant objects, tracking moving objects, and improving eye-hand coordination. Vision therapy can help correct issues such as lazy eye (amblyopia), convergence insufficiency, and eye teaming problems.

Adopt an Antioxidant Diet

A diet rich in antioxidants can help protect your eyes from oxidative stress, which can lead to vision problems such as cataracts and age-related eye diseases.

Foods high in antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and E, as well as minerals like zinc, can help maintain healthy eyes. Incorporate leafy greens, colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds into your daily meals.

Eye Vitamins and Supplements

In addition to a balanced diet, certain vitamins and supplements can promote eye health and improve your eyesight.

Key nutraceuticals like Zeaxanthin and Lutein, that are found in most EyePromise eye vitamins, have been shown to improve eyesight by improving contrast sensitivity and visual reaction time.

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, are shown to improve the health of your eyes tear film. Vitamin A is essential for visual processing, and vitamin C supports the health of blood vessels in the eyes.

The quality of your vision is directly related to the quality of the lenses in your glasses.

Treat Your Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition characterized by poor tear quality, leading to discomfort and vision problems. To alleviate dry eye symptoms and improve your eyesight, consider the following strategies:

  • Use high quality artificial tears like Systane or Biotrue Hydration drops at least twice a day.
  • Avoid environments with excessive air conditioning or heating, which can worsen dryness.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Limit exposure to smoke and windy conditions, which can exacerbate dry eyes.
  • Practice the 20 20 20 rule during the day.

Improving and preserving your eyesight is a lifelong commitment to your overall well-being. By following these five strategies, including investing in high-quality glasses, training your visual perception, adopting an antioxidant-rich diet, considering eye vitamins and supplements, and addressing dry eye syndrome, you can take proactive steps to improve your eyesight.

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