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Vision problems are more likely to develop as one gets older. Macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts are some of the eye conditions that are common in older people. Your eye structure changes as you get older. There is nothing that can be done about that. However, there are some things that you can do to boost your vision naturally.

Eat Right

It is important to eat foods that are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene and lutein. Sweet potatoes, papaya, apricot, grapes, cod liver oil and blueberries are some of the foods that are high in those nutrients. You will also need to get plenty of omega 3 fatty acids. Walnuts and salmon are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids.

The right nutrients help reduce inflammation, which contributes to eye problems. They can also prevent your vision from deteriorating. 

Give Your Eyes a Break

Sleeping allows your eyes to recover from the activities of the day. If you do not get enough sleep, then your vision will likely suffer. It is also important to give your eyes a break during the day. If you work on the computer all day, then you will need to take a 10 minute break every hour. Look away from the computer and focus on another object in the room. This can prevent eye strain, which is a common problem.

Work with a Medical Professional

You will need to get an eye examination from a professional like the Cambridge Institute for Better Visionor an Optometrist at least once a year. This is one of the best things that you can do in order to prevent serious eye conditions. Make sure that you let your eye doctor know about any unusual symptoms you have experienced such as blurry vision or dry eyes. Keep in mind that having a chronic health condition can increase the risk of eye problems. That is why if you have a medical condition, then you will need to see your primary care provider on a regular basis.

Exercise Your Eyes

Exercising your eyes is just as important as exercising the rest of your body. You can place your hands over your eyes and rub them. Imagine yourself in a relaxing place while you are doing this.

Your vision can deteriorate when you get older. Fortunately, you can protect it by resting, exercising your eyes and eating healthy. It is also important for you to work with your eye doctor and primary care doctor.




By Kara Masterson
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Biography: Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog Max.

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