Simple Ways to Improve Your Vision

Improve Your Vision With Eyecare Provided By Eye Site Vision Center Center

Getting regular eye care is the best way to maintain and improve your vision throughout childhood and later adulthood. Treating eye problems as soon as possible can help prevent them from worsening (especially refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness) and diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.

Your optometrist at Eye Site Vision Center invites you and your family members to visit our experienced optometrists in Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, or Coral Springs for an appointment.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Eye Health

If you have been diagnosed with an eye disease, our optometrist may recommend eating more vitamins. Out of 13 vitamins– A, C, D, K, and all B vitamins–the vitamins essential for good eye health are A and C. Foods high in vitamin A can help reduce the risk of cataract development and dry eye syndrome. These foods include milk, eggs, and beef liver. Foods containing good amounts of vitamin C are oranges, kale, and strawberries. If you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, eating more of these vitamin C foods can help to delay progression of macular degeneration.

In addition, vitamin E may help keep your eyes lubricated and decrease symptoms of dry eye. Although we call antioxidant “vitamin E” it really isn’t a vitamin but a class of fat-soluble compounds capable of eliminating molecules called free radicals that are responsible for some eye diseases.

Minerals are inorganic compounds necessary for maintaining fluid balance, controlling muscle contractions and promoting bone and muscle health. The best minerals for eye health are zinc and selenium. Zinc helps the body absorb vitamin and supports the production of an antioxidant called glutathione. Selenium, on the other hand, is needed for the body to absorb vitamin E and plays a vital role in cell growth and function.

Sleep and Eye Health

Your eyes need rest just as much as your brain and body. Lack of sleep and not taking breaks from your work computer throughout the day will cause strain on your eyes, decrease lubrication preventing fluid circulation and myokymia (eye spasms) resulting from overworked eye muscles. Take regular eye breaks from your computer to rest your eyes and make sure to get a good amount of sleep.

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