Save-Eyesight Exercises

Yes, in our age of computers and electronic devices of all kinds, we use eyes all the time. With that said, we need to admit that some vision changes are inevitable, however, there are things you can do to stop or at least slow the damage.

Stop Smoking

Did you know that the noxious chemicals create inflammation and cause damage to the small vessels of the eyes? They do, and that makes smokers more prone to cataracts and macular degeneration, a disease that damages central vision you use to recognize faces, read tech news or a book.

Watch your diet and get moving

More and more research is linking good nutrition to good eyesight. For example, those who eat 1 or 2 servings a week of nuts rich in omega-3s have a 35% lower risk of early AMD. Moving will help you avoid diabetes which can affect your vision. Adults with an active lifestyle are 7 percent less likely to develop AMD that those that are more sedentary. Healthy habits are important and wonderful winter workouts can help you keep fit.

Wear sunglasses

Shades act as a physical shield, protecting your eyes from the suns UV radiation which over time increases your risk of cataracts and muscular degeneration.  Experts say lens color and price point have no bearing on how effectively sunglasses block light. Here are some tips on how to choose sunglasses that will complement your look.

Improve tech habits

More than 40% of us experience eyestrain after prolonged computer use. Make sure your computer monitor is at eye level. Turn the screen away from the window to cut down on glare and give your eyes a few minutes break every hour. These smart tech habits and simple exercises can really make a difference and help you slow down vision changes.

Be healthy!