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Thursday 15 November 2018
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Healthy Eyes Start Inside and Out!

Not having the ability to see objects near or far can take a great toll on everyday activities. Not to mention the time that is associated with frequent doctor visits and ever-increasing costs of correcting vision decline with contacts, eye glasses, drugs, or even surgery. These commonly known vision fixes can keep you in a perpetual cycle of dependency throughout the months and years, having to replace contacts and eye glasses on a regular basis. If you thought surgery was a one-time vision correction fix, think again! Surgery can require the patient to come back for restorative touch up services or even lead to additional vision correction practices such as having another surgery or risks including dry eye or halos. Additionally, taking prescription drugs may lead to unwanted side effects on your quest to proper eye health.

There is great news to help ease the ailments associated with distorted vision without having to seek costly or timely techniques. It should also be noted that these natural eye care techniques are not only hassle free, but holistic as well, helping to restore patients with minor eye corrections such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, imbalances, or bed vision, to more major cases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and muscular degeneration! What are these commonly unknown techniques we speak of?

Did you know that you are what you eat, literally! Adding the proper type and amount of minerals and vitamins to your diet can be a great factor in strengthened eye health. Eating a rich diet of strawberries, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, spinach, red peppers, and citrus can add beneficial vitamins and minerals into the body, including A, C, E, as well as zinc. These antioxidants are not only good for you but can also help prevent major vision problems like macular degeneration. Leafy greens also provide eyes with nutrients its needs for health improvements such as zucchini and broccoli. These vegetables, as well as eggs, have carotenoids to help protect the retina of the eye. Not a fan of leafy vegetables. Carotenoids come in supplement forms too via Lutein and zeaxanthin.

Additionally, the health of your vision can be increased by utilizing natural approaches such as eye exercises. We use our eyes every day. Activities like reading for long periods of time, working on the computer, and artificial or dim lighting can strain the eye muscles. Straining of the eyes can have an adverse effect on the health on our vision, like over using the muscles in other parts the body. Doing simple exercises from rolling of the eyes to massaging the neck and temple areas around are great methods to regain your sight quality. Lastly, remaining physically active is a great way to ensure your vision is at its optimal. Type 2 diabetes can be associated with being overweight leading to damage of blood vessels in the eyes. Activities including exercise, the above mentioned, and so much more are great ways to ensure your eye health stays in tip top shape!