What to do keep eye site strong


Maintaining strong eyesight involves a combination of proper nutrition, regularly exercising your eyes, and preventing myopia through outdoor exposure to natural light:

  1. Nutrition & Supplements:

    • Certain nutritional supplements have been studied for maintaining eye health, particularly for conditions like macular degeneration. Vitamins C and E, zinc, copper, and beta-carotene (carotenoids crucial for making vitamin A) were found to reduce the progression of dry macular degeneration 1.
    • Always consult a healthcare professional before starting any supplement regimen for your eye health.
  2. Vision Training & Eye Exercises:

    • Practicing accommodation (focusing on objects at different distances) can help maintain the eye's ability to focus and could potentially strengthen vision 2.
    • Using a Snellen chart at home to regularly test and practice your vision can be beneficial 3.

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    • Outdoor activities that involve looking at distant horizons can help exercise the accommodation mechanisms of your eyes and relax your vision 2 4.
  3. Preventing Myopia:

    • Spending two hours per day outdoors without sunglasses has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of developing myopia (nearsightedness) 4.
    • The blue light from natural sunlight during the day is important for eye health and does not seem to be replaceable by artificial sources.
  4. Professional Eye Tests:

    • To avoid incorrect prescriptions that could weaken the visual system, it's recommended to get vision tested by a qualified ophthalmologist or optometrist 3.

These practices can improve or maintain vision health and potentially enhance eyesight. It's important to tailor these practices to your personal needs and consult professionals when necessary. Additionally, for overall eye and vision health, avoid excessive strain and rest your eyes regularly.