No matter if you are in your 20s, 40s, or 60s, having proper vision should be considered a treasure. As time passes many individuals will begin to realize their eyesight will begin to weaken, and items they used to be able to see previously will seem blurred or out of focus. In order to improve your vision, you may require prescribed corrective lenses or perhaps laser eye surgery. But there are steps you can take that will help you improve your vision.

Here are 5 ways by which you can improve your vision.

1. Enjoy eye strengthening foods

Your diet is not only important for your physical health but for your eyesight as well. It is well

known that carrots are great for your eyes because they are rich in Vitamin A. But, did you know that apart from Vitamin A there are other vitamins and minerals that are required to maintain good eyesight? These include foods that are rich in Vitamin E, C, zinc, and copper. Consuming fish that are high in fatty acids is also positive for your vision as the fatty acid will help strengthen the cellular membrane located on the inner surface of your retina.

2. Exercise your eyes

What most people don’t realize, is that your eyes have muscles and with proper exercise, you can help keep them in good shape. Completing some simple eye exercises in the morning, and just before going to bed or even whenever your eyes feel tired will help keep your eyes healthy. Commit to completing eye exercises for a month regularly and you will feel the difference yourself. Here is a simple exercise you can use to improve your focus. Hold a pen at arm’s length from your face. As you focus on the pen keep bringing it closer to your eyes until it’s six inches from your face. You can repeat this several times per set.

3. Rest your eyes regularly

Optometrists suggest that resting your eyes is necessary for maintaining your eye health. Closing your eyes for a few moments several times a day will give your eyes some much-needed rest. This is especially important for those who work in front of a monitor most of the day. Even a small change of scenery can help give your eyes a rest from your screens.

4. Say no to smoking

Smoking may lead to multiple different health complications, including negatively affecting your vision. Over time prolonged smoking can increase the chances of developing cataracts. 

5. Get regular eye check-ups

Visiting an optometrist on a regular basis is important for maintaining good eye health. Your optometrist is able to recognize any changes in your eyes or your vision and work with you to build a plan to help prevent any potential issues. As you get older, it is even more important to regularly have your eyes checked, as changes in your vision may potentially occur at a faster rate.