June 17, 2011

How to Improve Your Vision without Going to Doctor

visionOur eyes are, by far, the greatest possession we have. Without it, the whole world will go into darkness. Unfortunately, as we grow older, the sharpness in our vision decreases. This may be due to some diseases or a natural aging process. Cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal detachment, eye trauma, Vitamin-A deficiency, chronic purulent conjunctivitis are some common conditions to bring dimness in our vision. Nevertheless, we want our vision should remain perfect all the time. For that we have to adopt something that can improve vision.

We can do it by three ways – by modifying or supplementing our diet with vision friendly foods, modifying our lifestyle and by doing some eye exercises. Let us discuss about the foods first:

Breakfast with carrot soup – carrots are rich source of Vitamin A and beta-carotene. These two elements are very much helpful in proper vision.

Take 100 grams of blueberry pieces and mix it with 100 grams of yogurt. Blueberries are very much helpful in reducing the age related macular degeneration.

Aspalathus, an herb native to South Africa contains antioxidants akin to blueberry. It helps in promoting vision besides boosting up immune system.

Spinach is also good to your eye. Take spinach soup, steamed spinach or spinach quiche 2-3 times in a week.

Bilberry jam is another food to help in betterment of vision.

Sea fishes are good source of antioxidants. You can have them as much as you can.

Red onion, sweet potatoes, pumpkins are again good source of Vitamin A. Include them in your diet.

Extract of the Mahonia grape seeds can save your retinal blood vessels from UV rays. It particularly helps in slowing of the natural aging process of the eyes.

Now what can you do about lifestyle modification. While sitting inside your car, lower down the AC vents away from your eyes. Air-conditioning can create dry eyes. Regular exercise can improve blood circulation in your eye.

There are some exercises dedicated to improve your vision.

Sit on a chair in a relaxed position. A quiet environment is preferred. Rub your palms until they become warm enough. Cover your eyes by the palms in a cupped manner. Hold it until the palms become cold again. Repeat the whole procedure for 4-5 times.

Remove you palm. Firmly close the eyelids. Then gently try to open them with your fingers. Continue this procedure for 3-4 minutes. Then gently apply pressure over the eyeball with the ball of your respective thumb. Massage the eyelids in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes.

Open your eyes. Roll the eyeball clockwise and counter-clockwise. Each rotation should continue for 2 minutes. Make sure you blink in between the change of movements.

Now sit beside a window. Place a pencil or a candle about six inches from the eye. Now fix your gaze at the horizon. Continue it for 1 minute. Then rapidly fix your gaze at the tip of the pencil. The process of changing the vision should take less than a second.

All these exercises explained here are especially designed to improve the condition of the muscles present around the eyes.

Together with the exercises and the appropriate foods, you can improve your vision considerably.

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