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Natural Eye Care Tips

Friday, December 27, 2013 @ 07:12 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

Maintaining healthy eyes doesn’t have to include a long list of expensive medications, drops, or creams. Nor does it have to involve supplements or herbs. Sometime a more simple approach is just as effective. Going back to basics, here are some basic lifestyle choices that can help maintain 20/20 vision:

  1. Sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep is a key factor in having healthy eyes. As with general health care, your body is negatively affected by a lack of sleep. Deep sleep allows the body to restore itself. Burning the midnight oil puts added strain on the eyes and can have long-term effects on vision.
  2. Reduce stress. A lifestyle that is too busy and stressful puts a strain on all areas of the body. While muscle strains and headaches may be more noticeable symptoms, the eyes can suffer from the chronic stress over time as well.
  3. Drink water. Staying hydrated is another important factor for overall health and specifically, eye health. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and cause a host of long-term eye diseases if left untreated. It causes inflammation and reduces the ability to create tears. Drinking more water is a simple solution to keep the lens wet and healthy.
  4. Diet. A healthy diet is good for more than losing weight or looking good in a swimsuit. Much like heart disease, eye problems can be prevented and treated (in some cases) with some simple dietary changes. Reduce the amount of fat consumed and avoid blood sugar spikes. A diabetic diet is a good place to start because it allows balance and promotes overall health.
  5. Exercise. Again, exercising is good for more than just weight loss and getting in better shape. It improves blood flow, reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, and can help preserve good eyesight.
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