Our eyes are one of the most important organs in our body, and sight is one of the most important senses that human beings possess. In today’s world, this is truer than ever before. Every waking second of our day, we use eyesight for everything from completing essential tasks to entertainment and even communication as it now revolves around texts/emails/videos, etc.
That’s why we should be taking good care of our eyes. And if you’ve already got glasses, no worries, ’cause you’re eyes aren’t beyond repair either!
Here are 5 important things to consider, and the dos and don’ts for better eyesight.
1. Food For Sight
A healthy diet geared towards bettering your eyesight is one of the most important things in getting crystal clear vision.
a. Eat foods rich in beta-carotene like carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, etc.; they are especially good as they improve eyesight and correct vision.
b. Include foods that are good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids like nuts and oily fish (salmon, tuna, etc.). The fatty acids help strengthen your retinas and prevent age-related eyesight problems.
c. Eat foods rich in sulfur, lecithin, and cysteine such as garlic, onions, capers, etc. These help protect the lens of your eyes and prevent cataract formation.
d. Include leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale into your diet whenever possible.
a. Eat sugary foods, as they can cause serious problems to your eyesight.
b. Drink! Alcohol has been found to damage the surface of the eyes, deteriorate night vision, and reduce quality of vision overall.