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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

How to improve eyesight naturally?


Vision problems are becoming increasingly common due to prolonged screen time and other factors. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to support eye health and enhance eyesight. Incorporating these practices into your daily routine can help maintain good vision and prevent eye strain.


1. Get Essential Nutrients

  • Vitamins A, C, and E, along with the mineral zinc, contain antioxidants that help prevent macular degeneration. Include colorful vegetables and fruits like carrots, red peppers, broccoli, spinach, strawberries, and sweet potatoes in your diet.

  • Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and flaxseed, are also beneficial for eye health.


2. Carotenoids for Eye Health

  • Lutein and zeaxanthin, both carotenoids found in the retina, protect the macula by improving pigment density and absorbing ultraviolet and blue light.

  • Include leafy green vegetables, broccoli, zucchini, and eggs in your meals to boost these essential nutrients.


3. Stay Fit

  • Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight not only benefit your overall health but also support eye health.

  • Type 2 diabetes, which can harm the tiny blood vessels in the eyes, is more common in overweight individuals. Diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision loss.

  • Manage your blood sugar levels and stay physically active to reduce the risk of diabetes-related eye complications.


4. Manage Chronic Conditions

  • Conditions like high blood pressure and multiple sclerosis can affect eyesight due to chronic inflammation.

  • While some conditions cannot be prevented, healthy habits and medications can help manage them effectively.

  • Treat high blood pressure with a heart-healthy diet, exercise, and antihypertensive medications.


5. Eye Muscle Stimulation

  • Stimulate your eye muscles by splashing cold water on your face every morning. Fill your mouth with water, close your eyes, and then splash water onto your eyes. This helps improve circulation to the eyes and keeps them healthy.

  • Avoid splashing water directly into your eyes; instead, use a tridoishic eyewash made from soaked triphla churna.


Summary

By incorporating these natural remedies into your lifestyle, you can promote better eyesight and maintain healthy vision. Remember to get regular eye checkups and protect your eyes from excessive screen time and harmful environmental factors.

Remember, your eyes deserve care and attention, just like any other part of your body.


Remember to consult a doctor before trying any new remedies, especially if you have existing eye conditions. These natural approaches can complement conventional treatments but should not replace docror advice.


Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kify Hospital

Danavaipeta

Rajahmundry

Phone : 85000 23456

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