When your eyes are unable to focus images accurately, the result is blurred vision. Glasses or contact lenses are the conventional way of correcting the problem, but simple home remedies, dietary measures and exercises may be able to arrest the rate of deterioration and in some cases even improve your existing eye vision.
The causes of blurred vision include too long or too short an eyeball (near sightedness and far sightedness) and discrepancies in the curvature of the surface of the eye. In middle age, the lenses start to harden, so that it becomes more and more difficult to bring close objects into focus. Other conditions that lead to increased blurring of eye vision include a clouded lens (cataract), excess fluid in the eyes (glaucoma), and changes in the retina resulting from ageing (macular degeneration).
Some vision problems are inherited, so it is impossible to prevent them, but for other problems you can safe guard the health of your eyes.
• Nourish your eyes and the blood vessels and nerves that supply them by maintaining a diet that contains plenty of vegetables and fruits. Red, yellow, and orange fruits and dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach are especially beneficial for the eyes. Red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidant nutrients, such as beta-carotene and Vitamins A, C, and E that counter eye damage.
• Limit your consumption of saturated fats to stop free radicals forming in the retina and causing macular degeneration.
• Stay away from cigarette smoke, which can also encourage free radicals to form in the eye.
• Wear sunglasses whenever you are in strong sunlight to reduce risk of cataracts from cumulative ultra violet damage.
• Protect your eyes with goggles whenever you are doing hazardous jobs.
Your eye is the only body part which doesn’t grow and so it is a must that you must look after it from day one.