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There Are Things You Can Do
Eye care isn’t always something that requires you to work with an ocular health professional; though there are times when it is. Sometimes therapy for eye issues is as easy as a few eye exercises or eye drops. Sometimes operations are necessary. In this writing, we’ll explore a few things you can do to help keep your eyes at their best.
1. Eye Exercises
There are eye exercises that can enhance ocular acuity and overall health. While in certain situations there are operations that may be necessary, sometimes all you really need to do is get in a routine of ocular enhancement through exercise.
Primarily, the exercises consist of a variety of focusing and movement patterns which are repeated at intervals. Certain ocular professionals don’t put any weight behind this tactic for eye enhancement, others do. It’s almost a Pascal’s Wager situation: worst case scenario, you waste a little time and nothing happens. But if you get results, then it was more than worth it.
2. Keeping Eyes Moisturized
Certain ocular issues are simply a matter of dehydration. Your eyes aren’t getting enough moisture. This is an easy fix. Find eye drops that agree with you, or as prescribed by your eye doctor.
Different eye drops have different purposes and application protocols. Some help to reduce microorganisms that could be inhibiting vision. Some just moisturize, like the drops in all those old Ben Stein commercials for “Clear Eyes”.
3. Having Regular Examinations
There can be underlying issues with your eyes that require a specialist to diagnose and treat, and for that, going with FSN eye examination might be a good idea. Perhaps you’re contending with astigmatism, perhaps there’s some sort of looming strabismus that’s keeping you from seeing clearly. Sometimes congenital issues impact vision over time.
Having a professional examine you can help you determine if what you’re dealing with is something you can treat at home, something requiring medication, something requiring an operation, or something that isn’t possible to treat. There are situations where the thickest glasses will do no good, and others where laser surgery fixes things up. Everyone is different.
4. Avoid Smoking As Best You Can
Smoke dries out your eyes, and over time can even induce other associated vision issues that have to do with the body responding to the trauma. If you must smoke, try to find a way of keeping it out of your eyes; though that’s not likely.
A better choice is just to quit smoking entirely, though that’s easier to conceive than achieve. The less you smoke, the better your vision.
5. Don’t Sit Too Close To Computer Or TV Screens
It’s possible there’s an epigenetic aspect contributing to poor vision which involves technology. We train our eyes just as we train the muscles in our bodies over time. As we train our bodies, the brain forges new neurological pathways which preserve our “gains”. Work out for a long time, you’ll keep your musculature for a long time—though being sedentary ends it.
If you look at big computer or TV screens at close range for long periods of time without refocusing your eyes, you may lose ocular musculature, reducing vision acuity. Try to sit far enough back from screens that your eyes aren’t damaged.
Preserving Vision Into Advanced Age
Congenital blindness and general age-related vision declination (through cataracts, etc.) is to be expected in most people. However, sitting far enough from computer screens, avoiding smoking, getting eyes examined regularly, keeping eyes moisturized, and eye exercises can help preserve or enhance ocular health.