They say the eyes are the windows to the soul… but it won’t be the windows to your soul for long if you do not take care of it! Always remember these scientifically proven habits to ensure you have a great vision and captivating peepers for many more years:
1. Don’t read in poor lighting.
This tends to blur the vision and can also induce unwanted headaches. Sometimes it seems that we have no choice but to study or read materials in poor lighting, but before you do it, think twice and remember what it can do to your eyes. Refrain also from reading in moving vehicles. Doing so forces your eyes to adjust to constant movement of the texts in the page, which strains them and may lead to blurry vision if done regularly. If you’re bored in a long ride or in the middle of a traffic jam, just listen to music or admire the surroundings. If the surroundings are ugly, just close your eyes and take a healthy nap.
2. Eat a lot of “eye stuff”, like yes, carrots.
Remember all those times when you were a kid and your mom or other adults would encourage you to eat carrots because it is supposedly good for the eyes? Well, contrary to the statement of other people saying it is just a myth and one of those old sayings, carrots do help the eyes as it is packed with beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A, which in turn can reduce the chance of night blindness or cataracts. However, it won’t improve anyone’s vision and give you 20/20 eyesight even if you eat sacks of it. It’s simply a great “preventive” food.
3. Cover your eyes the “cool” way.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the sun is not as good as it used to be, and when you plan or have no choice to be exposed to it, please protect your lovely peepers. Wearing sunglasses need not just be a fashion accessory – it is actually a protection tool for the eyes as it does block harmful ultraviolet rays.
4. Quit the smokes!
Another bad news to all the smokers, as if there ain’t enough bad news already: According to doctors, smoking increases the risk of cataracts and optic nerve damage. If lunch cancer and bad skin aren’t enough reasons to quit, then maybe your beloved vision is.