With the advent of laptops, smart phones and other electronic devices, we are increasingly using our eyes to stare at images and small fonts than ever before. Unfortunately for a lot of us however, despite the immense strain we are putting on our eyes, we don’t seem to give our eyes time to relax or eat the type of foods that will keep our eyes healthy and at its optimum best.
Work routines ensure that we are kept busy in front of a computer screen and books for long hours daily and we rarely have the time to visit an eye doctor. There are however certain things that we can do that doesn’t require much time or effort and that can be performed at work or any other place we find ourselves.
Simple exercises such as nodding your head up and down after spending hours stating at a screen can help to increase blood circulation to your neck and eyes. It is also important to avoid staring at the sun as exposure to too much ultraviolet rays can make you become prone to cataract and macular degeneration. Sunglasses that block as much as 98% ultraviolet radiation should be employed to avoid your eyes going bad.
The tips below will help you strengthen your natural eyesight.
Foods rich in Vitamins A and C, lutein and beta carotene should be part of your daily diet as they help to repair the eyes. They can be found in foods such as cod liver oil, sweet potatoes, butter, pawpaw and grapes. Avoid eating green vegetables such as spinach and snacks.