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According to a report published in an Australian health website, 1.6 million people have blurred vision. More women suffer from eye-related disorders than men. The same report also hinted at the following facts and statistics:
- 1.2 million people have long-sightedness
- Myopia affects 6.3 million Australians
- Astigmatism is prevalent in 1.4 million people
- More than 6 million people are afflicted by far-sightedness.
It would not be too bold an assumption that Australians, at large, suffer from a blurred vision. However, the good news is that having a blurred vision is no big deal and you can manage it very well. Here is how you can do it. Read ahead!
- Eat right
Choose the right food to provide your eyes with the right nutrition. Doctors advise eating foods and vegetables rich in Vitamin A, C, and E. Foods rich in Vitamin A are carrots, dry fruits, green vegetables, to name a few.
Over the years, macular degeneration might set in. This condition can be avoided by green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc. Eating fish also can help you keep your eyes at their best sight. Mackerel, cod and a few other types of fish are beneficial to your eyes. These contain DHA, which is an antioxidant that helps in the recovery of your sight.
- Eye exercises
Another great way to protect yourself from blurred vision is to exercise your eyes regularly. For best results, exercise them in the mornings. Warm your palms and put them on your eyes. The temperature difference helps relax your outer eye and lid muscles.
You can also roll your eyes up and down, and left to right. This exercise is best done in clockwise and then anticlockwise trajectory. Another thing that you can do is hold a pen at an arm’s length from your eyes. Focus on it and then gradually bring it close to your eyes. Maintain the focus at the pen’s nib. If you do this 10-12 times a day, you might just steer away from a poor vision. You can consult an eye doctor before starting your eye exercise. Experts such as Personal Eyes will give you the right advice on how to correct your blurred vision.
- Staying Fit
Another way to skip the issue of blurred vision is to exercise regularly and stay fit. Our vision is also affected by Type 2 diabetes. Uncontrolled sugar levels in our blood can damage the tiny arteries in our eyes. This may cause blurred vision, and ultimately, blindness.
When you exercise regularly, your blood sugar levels are under control and there is very little chance of developing blindness. As of today, roughly 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, so it’s time we start exercising.
- Chronic diseases
You can also avoid blurred vision by managing chronic diseases like high blood pressure and multiple sclerosis. If you are already suffering from a chronic disease, it is advisable that you take exclusive care of your eyes.
- Corrective eye-glasses
Lastly, you can manage your blurred vision by wearing corrective eyeglasses prescribed by an eye doctor. Once you are tested and diagnosed with the need for corrective glasses, you should wear those glasses or contact lenses regularly. However, you will have to keep going to your doctor regularly to get your eyes checked at regular intervals of time.
In extreme cases, your doctor might advise you to go in for surgery. Some operations are extremely simple and quick, while others may require you to spend some time in the hospital. It also helps to maintain an optimum distance from books or newspapers while reading. You should also minimise your exposure to digital devices to limit the impact of harmful blue rays on your eyes.