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4 Ways to Improve Your Eye Health from Home

If you’re looking for ways to improve your vision, see an optometrist regularly for checkups. Routine eye exams from Maple Ridge Eye Care will enable your eye doctor to monitor your eye health and check the quality of vision. In addition to professional eye care, there’s much you can do to improve your vision on your own. Here are a few ways you can keep your eyes healthy and strong from home.

Eat Right 

A healthy diet can help improve your sight. Foods that are rich in Vitamins A, E, and C, zinc, niacin, riboflavin, and omega-3 fatty acids can enhance eye health by protecting you against age-related eye problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. When making your meal plans, be sure to include salmon, eggs, beans, tuna, whole grains, and green leafy veggies like spinach and kale on your menu. If you like to snack, replace pastries and doughnuts with nuts, seeds, citrus fruits, and juices to help keep your eyes going strong.

A balanced diet can also protect you against obesity. Obesity can lead to chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes, both of which can endanger your vision.

Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

When outdoors, protect your eyes from the sun by wearing a quality pair of sunglasses. A good pair of sunglasses will block 99-100% of the sun’s UV rays. Overexposure to the sun can strain your eyes, weakening your vision. Extended exposure to UV rays also increases your risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Quit Smoking

Smoking weakens your immune system which puts you at greater risk of eye diseases. If you value your sight, you’ll make every effort to give up your cigarettes.

Reduce Screen Time

Too much screen time can affect your vision. Overuse of mobile devices can lead to eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes and difficulty focusing. By limiting screen time and taking breaks regularly, you can avoid problems with your vision.

Check Your Vision

To schedule an eye exam with our optometrist to check the quality of your vision, contact Maple Ridge Eye Care at 604-463-4469 today.

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