When people talk about their health, they are often referring to their weight, cardiovascular health, respiratory health, or overall well-being. Unless they have eye problems, eye health may not be something that even registers. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t important to be aware of though. Do you know what to do to improve your vision and eye health?

Include Key Nutrients in Your Diet

You know your diet impacts your overall health. It’s no different for your vision. Your eyes need nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, lutein, and zeaxanthin. 

Eating a balanced diet that is rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables is a good way to ensure that you’re getting the nutrients you need to protect your eye health. Dark, leafy greens and fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids are great sources of eye-friendly vitamins and minerals.

Get Corrective Eye Surgery

Eating well is great, but what if you already have problems with your eyes? In that case, you may be able to improve your vision through corrective eye surgery. LASIK surgery is one of the most well-known types of eye surgery. 

It can be used to correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, depending on the severity of the condition and a few other factors. It’s not a good option for everyone. In order to qualify for Lasik surgery, you can’t have any issues with cataracts. For those it works for, it is a very effective treatment.

Protect Your Eyes

There’s nothing like an eye injury to compromise your vision and eye health. Prevent that from happening by protecting your eyes. Wear eye protection when playing sports or any other activity that might result in eye injuries. Don’t stop at protecting your eyes from impact injuries though. Sun exposure could also damage your eyes over time (or very quickly if you look straight at it). Protect your eyes from the sun by using sunglasses that block 99%-100% of UVA and UVB rays.

Taking steps to improve your vision and eye health matters, no matter what your current eye health is like. If you spend a lot of time staring at a screen, remember to give your eyes a break from time to time. As a general rule of thumb, you should take 20 seconds to look at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes. Doing so will rest your eyes so they are less likely to be strained by large quantities of screen time.

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