One thing that is clear is that most of the steps that natural practitioners have identified as good for your eyesight are also approved by the medical community.
This is a good thing because these two opposing beliefs are actually agreeing. They are also recommending the same guidelines to people who want to improve their vision.
The first thing that you have to realize about your eyesight is that it is actually a measurement of your overall health.
People who have chronic conditions, like high blood pressure or high fasting blood sugar (Type 2 diabetes), are more likely to suffer from vision problems. This is because the eyes are affected by the systemic impact of those health conditions.
In the final analysis, addressing the actual causes of any health conditions might be the key to saving your eyesight. For example, if you have high blood pressure from being overweight, you can start addressing the cause of your high blood pressure instead of using solutions like blood pressure medication.
That only addresses the symptoms and not the root cause.
You can be sure that once your diet and lifestyle have changed, your blood pressure will most likely resolve itself. Or at the very least, decrease to a level that is more manageable. Your diet is also an important factor in having sharp vision.
Eating meat is fine; after all, the body needs fats and complex proteins in order to function well. What we are suggesting is that you eat more vegetables and fruits in order to balance your diet.
Also, it is a good idea to cut out sources of HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and refined sugar to decrease your blood sugar levels.
Let us talk about the other steps that you can take to protect your vision.
If you work in front of a computer for most of the day, you have probably experienced eye strain or even blurry vision. Looking at a bright computer screen will tire your eyes.
What you can do is place a screen protector over your screen to reduce the glare. It is also a good idea to take small breaks throughout the day to rest your eyes.
Small breaks are actually quite simple; just close your eyes for two to three minutes so that your eyes can relax. Open them again when the minor strain is gone.
Continue working, and just repeat this exercise every half an hour or so.
If you love having a workshop at home, do not forget to wear proper eye protection at all times. This applies to woodworking enthusiasts or do-it-yourself enthusiasts. This is especially important if you use a welding machine.
Your eyes must be protected against extreme light, and from particles that may cause physical harm to the eyes.