If you’ve been led to believe that the only ways to increase your eye health and vision were to get glasses, contact lenses, or undergo expensive and somewhat risky laser surgery, you’ve been fed a bowl of lies.
Millions of people all over the world suffer from decreased vision, especially those of an older generation. This can equal pretty big bucks for those in the business of creating products to boost or supplement vision, and as such they don’t really want you to know that there are some pretty awesome natural ways to boost and recover your eye health. It would just be bad for business.
The cause of most vision problems
Outside of obvious trauma or medical condition, most people begin to experience vision deterioration because of the amount of stress that we put on our eyes daily. This wasn’t nearly as large of a problem for our pre-electricity ancestors but is a very serious (and trending upward) problem for us of the modern age. Each and every day we spend more and more time bombarded by artificial lighting, TV sets, and computer screens, and all of this over exposure has been taking a toll on our delicate but resilient eyes.
While the medical field has produced some absolute wonders and advances in medical technology to treat poor vision, the truth of the matter is that for many people it’s just too expensive and for others they don’t like the invasiveness. There are other options though, and it is possible to have natural eyesight repair that have long term corrective properties as well as permanent reversal. It’s something to look into for sure.
How to improve your eyesight naturally
There are a couple of different steps to improving your eyesight naturally, and all of them are based around subtle lifestyle changes that will replace and cut down on the time you spent on your daily eye sight regiment (you know, getting and cleaning your glasses each morning, or putting in contact lenses and then taking them out at the end of the day).
Give your eyes a workout
One of the best ways to increase your eyesight and vision is to perform eye exercises daily. These only take a couple of minutes maximum each day, and even the busiest of us should be able to beg off a couple of minutes to boost our vision. Just about every exercise can be conducted without the use of any extra instruments or practice, and you can have results just about instantly.
Kick your bad eating habits
There is little debate that our modern diet is wreaking absolute havoc with our bodies. Each and every day we put more and more horrible food in our mouths simply because it’s often cheaper and easier to do than cook fresh ingredients. I get it – sometimes you’re in a crunch for time. But the adage “You are what you eat” rings incredible true, and if you’re serious about your eye health you need to kick it up a couple notches with your diet. Begin by supplementing with green leafy veggies like lettuce, lots of fresh fruit, and also eating the old standard for eye health – carrots. Pumpkins can also be a welcome shift when they are in season, as they have the same kind of eye healing properties.
Like I said earlier, eye strain is one of the major reasons that our vision begins to fail. If you’re starting to notice a bit of a drop, try to reign in your exposure to computer monitors and televisions, as well as super bright artificial lighting. It’s also a good idea to do all of your reading in a well lit area, and if you can close you eyes, cover them with your hands, and then tilt your head back for a couple of minutes each day. It doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re also getting enough sleep.
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