Eye Health: Tips To Ensure Good Quality Eyesight For As Long As Possible

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With the new year only a few days old, now is the perfect time to start thinking more sensibly about enhancing and prolonging optimum physical (and emotional) health and wellbeing for as long as possible. 

One of the areas of the body that is pretty much taken for granted and only really thought about when they start to fade or fail are the eyes. Even though they are just as, or arguably even more, important than the other senses and need to be protected and taken care of just as much. 

So, for your information and, of course, reading pleasure, continue to discover all about eye health and to learn some tips to ensure good quality eyesight for as long as possible. 

Don’t Wear Glasses Before You Need Them

This is entirely a personal and wholly individual point, but the fact does remain that, for a myriad of different reasons, it can be detrimental to one’s eyesight to wear glasses when you don’t yet need to. 

Conversely, if you have been prescribed glasses for either driving, reading, or both, it is important to wear said glasses as and when you need them, but never to wear them just for the sake of it. 

Essentially, the more you wear your glasses, the more reliant you become, and it is vital to protect your eyesight for the long term to only wear them for the correct reasons.

Book Cataract Removal Surgery

If you have recently been diagnosed with cataracts, or else cataracts were discovered on one or both eyes, you must book a consultation with a surgeon to discuss having them removed as soon as you can. 

If left untreated, cataracts will eventually cause partial and then total blindness in one or both eyes; the good news, however, is that the actual operation to remove cataract lenses takes approximately ten minutes from start to finish. 

Benefits of cataract removal surgery include:

  • The increased probability of no longer requiring glasses for driving and or reading
  • A reduction in the likelihood of accidents, trips, and falls
  • The significant improvement in the overall vision
  • The eradication of discomfort and pain from the affected eye
  • An improved quality of life and enhanced emotional wellbeing 

Eat As Many Different Fruit & Vegetables As Possible

As with every other area of the body, the foods you consume on a daily basis have a direct effect on the body’s organs, and this is just the same for your eyes. 

Kale and spinach are two green vegetables that are incredibly affordable and are both excellent for maintaining good eye health, the latter able to be easily incorporated into virtually any meal. 

Citrus fruits that are particularly high in vitamin C, including lemons, oranges, and limes, are also excellent for your vision and can actually help restore eyesight that has started to deteriorate. 

Other foodstuffs that you should be sure to incorporate into your daily diet include broccoli, papaya, bilberries, nuts, corn, cherries, and egg yolks. 

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