There are many ways to improve eyesight without surgery. A major cause of poor eyesight can be from eye strain caused by sitting in front of the computer too long or playing video games for an extended period of time. Even sitting too close to the television can cause eye strain. Gaming platform manufacturers even suggest you take an hour break for every four hours of game play. If you are doing any of these activities, and are having a hard time seeing, step away for awhile and let your eyes relax. You can use eye drops, or a simple and free way to help, is to splash a little cool water into your eyes.
Many people improve their eyesight with contact lenses or even glasses. As people get older, their eye sight begins to worsen, and in some cases, even people who may not have needed glasses when they were young may need them later on in life. Older people who have found that when they read, or look at something up close have a hard time, can go to the local pharmacy or other outlet and pick up a reasonably priced pair of reading glasses.
Another way to improve eyesight without surgery is daily eye exercises. When you sit in front of the computer all day, your eyes are only focusing on objects a short distance away. Some of the problems with eye sight is losing the ability to focus on things further away. One exercise used by many is taking an object, and starting at your nose, hold the item at different lengths, focusing on the object in each of these new positions. You can do this for far away objects by focusing on them, and then moving to different parts of the room.
One way to improve your eyesight naturally is to change your diet. Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, lots of fruit and whole grains, and foods that are packed with vitamins and minerals. Some people even swear by eating plenty of steamed or raw carrots and drinking plenty of the juice every day. Antioxidants are also known to improve eyesight, and eating food rich in antioxidants can help, like cranberries, blueberries, and other fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins, C, A, and E.
There are many herbal supplements you can use to improve eyesight. Bilberry extract can decrease macular degeneration and may even prevent some conditions from occurring. Bilberry also protects arteries and veins in the eye, and can help improve night vision. Aspalathus, from South Africa, and Mahonia Grape extract, can increase overall eye health and improve the immune system.
There is an abundance of tips and other information about how to improve your eyesight online. You can find lists of fruit, vegetables, and other foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals that your eyes need to stay healthy. Before you start any diet or supplement check with your healthcare provider first. They may also be able to give you advice on other things that can help improve your eyesight without surgery.