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“I See You!” Tips for Maintaining Keen Eyesight

July 29th, 2014

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The importance of our eyesight cannot be stressed enough. Without this sense, it’s difficult to interact with people and objects. There’d also be no way for us to enjoy color, movement, or form anymore. We have to rely on our other senses in order to get things done. Without our eyesight, the world is darker.

Having less than keen eyesight is not as bad, but you can say that it comes close to darkness. Just ask grandpa, he knows what it means. Try your seatmate, too; those eyeglasses are there for a reason. Know where this is going? Plainly, we have to take care of our eyesight, and keep it the pristine way that it is. Here may be your ways to


Eat your carrots


Mom’s not trying to torture you. She wants you to have better eyesight than her and dad, that’s why. You see the beta-carotene that makes carrots orange helps the eyes function properly. In fact, other orange fruits and vegetables are sure to have this type of vitamin A, and therefore possess the same magic. That doesn’t mean you only keep to your carrots and squash though. Your salmon, spinach, lemon, and eggs all contribute to the well-being of your eyes, too. The nutrients in your oily fish, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, and non-meat protein sources help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts that you may have in your old age. As in keeping your overall health, you just need to really eat well. Remember what they say? “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”


Check-in for check ups

Eyeglasses and eye chart

But you would want to visit your doctor just as a precaution. Fight those threats by ensuring that you are one step ahead of them. Visit your doctor for check-ups as regular as every day. However, if you really take the necessary care to keep your eyes functioning properly, you’d be confident enough to visit only every month—or when a scare comes. But then again: a scare? Pfft! My doctor can take you on! Bring it.


Shield from the sun


The reason why you can’t look directly at the sun: it’ll burn your eyes. Not in flames as you would imagine, but even worse. The sun is the already the biggest ball of light the world is graced with. Now imagine that amount of light pushing through the lenses of your eyes, parts that magnify the light that comes in. Remember your elementary science experiment with magnifying glass, the sun, and ants? You got it: those ants are your eyes under the sun—dead. That’s how powerful the sun is, no matter how far it is. So protect those eyes from the big scorcher. You do protect your skin with those SPF numbers and brand names, don’t you? So why stop there? Sunglasses can even add some style to your wardrobe.


Limit time on screen


You may be trying to impress the boss, but that doesn’t mean you have to push yourself too much! Sure you say you can take it, but think about your eyes. They need rest, too, some time away from the screen. It is preferable to take 15-minute breaks every 2 hours, or to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds after every 20 minutes if you can. Also remember that you must blink more when looking at a screen that when you’re not, as this keeps your eyes hydrated.


These are simple tips that go a long way—you’ll see. Altogether they are certain to maintain keen eyesight, or cure one failing. That way, granny won’t entitle you as the heir to her glasses.

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