It’s not uncommon to notice changes to your vision as you get older. The following are some significant changes that occur as we age:
• Loss of the ability to see clearly at a distance
• Having difficulty distinguishing between colours, such as blue and black
• requiring more time to adjust to changing light levels
These issues are simple to resolve. The use of glasses, contact lenses, or better lighting may enable you to maintain your lifestyle and independence.
But some eye diseases and conditions become more common as you get older, and some eye changes are more serious. Maintaining the health of your eyes is very crucial at every stage of life.
What can you do to protect your vision?
In today’s world of infectious disease outbreaks, illnesses have always been a very common problem. Many people are anxious about what will happen to them when they grow old. Are they likely to suffer from a common disease or something that is unique to them?
However, among all of these, there is one common organ that affects nearly 80% of people, from young to old, and that is the “eye”. Pollution, a lack of a healthy diet, and the changing seasons are all factors that contribute to the prevalence of eye diseases nowadays. It manifests itself in a variety of ways, including eye infection or conjunctivitis, dry eye syndrome or cataract, glaucoma or night blindness, and others.
These diseases are all around us, but guess what?
Simply eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and fish can help you control or reduce the infection. The more nutrients you feed your eyes, the less likely you are to develop these diseases.
So, here are some foods that are nutrients rich and, if consumed on a regular basis, can prove to be the most powerful weapon in the fight against eye diseases.
- Fish Beans and Legumes
- Seeds Fruits: oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and lemons.
- Greens that are dark and leafy Carrots
- Sweet Potatoes
These foods will not only help you prevent disease, but they will also help you cure it. There are a few simple steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy, in addition to eating a nutritious diet.
Get your eyes tested on a regular basis so that they can protect you from any upcoming illness or treat it at an early stage without causing much damage.
Allow your eyes to rest at regular intervals to maintain good eyesight; avoid sitting in front of a TV, computer, or mobile device for extended periods of time as it can cause eye strain and headache.
Use safety eye wear to protect your eyes from airborne particles. Even while going out wear sunglasses, it will protect your eyes from direct sun rays or carry an umbrella.
Eat healthy food which enables you to have a healthy life, along with healthy eyes.
So, don’t wait for tomorrow or be afraid; it’s now or never. Get your eyes checked and take the necessary precautions, as we all know, “prevention is better than cure.”
If you are experiencing any type of vision problem, keep in mind that you can always rely on us. We have a team of experienced opthamologists who can offer you appropriate advice and treatment.