If you’ve noticed your vision going slightly blurry or off, you may be wondering “Can my eyesight get better?” While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to improving your vision, there are a number of things you can do to keep your eyes in good health and see clearly.
The importance of eye health
To reduce the likelihood of vision loss, blindness, and eye diseases (such as cataracts and glaucoma), it is essential to maintain good eye health.The sense of sight is responsible for approximately 80% of our perception.Therefore, it is essential to prioritize our eye health when considering our lifestyle choices and overall health.
Types of eyesight treatments for vision loss and blurry vision
Lenses in a set of frames are called glasses, eyeglasses, or spectacles, and they are worn in front of the eyes to help correct vision issues.They make it easier to see things clearly and sharply from a distance.There are numerous styles and sizes of glasses frames that are appropriate for various face shapes.
Contact lenses are preferred by many for their enjoyment of comfort and freedom. Contact lens wearers should always have a contact lens fitting prior to purchasing a new pair of contacts to ensure you have chosen the correct contact lenses for your eye’s unique shape. It’s important to note that if you wear contact lenses you should also have a pair of up-to-date eyeglasses on hand in case of emergency.
Refractive eye surgery or also known as laser eye surgery is performed to correct vision and eliminate a person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Similar to all invasive medical procedures, laser eye surgery comes with its own benefits and risks.
How to improve your eyesight and maintain eye health
- Maintain a healthy diet and exercise – We all know that eating a healthy, well-balanced diet and exercising regularly are good for our health, and this holds true for your eyes as well! There are many foods to improve your eyesight including eating lots of fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens like spinach or collard greens, to keep your eyes healthy. Additionally, eating fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and tuna, has been shown to improve eye health.
- Take screen breaks – Nowadays, it is so common for people to be connected to our devices 24/7 from work, staying connected to a global community and social media. It’s easy to forget to blink and your eyes may become fatigued. It is important to give our eyes a rest throughout the day and take screen breaks. To reduce eyestrain, try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.
- Wear sunglasses – There are a number of many known eye health risks associated with unprotected sun exposure – cataracts, macular degeneration, Photokeratitis – to name a few. Investing in high quality, UV protection sunglasses that protect you from all types of UV rays is important in protecting your eyes.
- Book your annual eye exam – Visiting your eye doctor every year should be a part of your annual healthcare plan. Scheduling regular eye exams could prevent severe and potentially permanent vision problems before they even begin. LMC Optometry offers comprehensive and technologically-advanced eye exams to help protect and preserve vision throughout your lifetime. Request an appointment for your eye exam today.