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Five ways to improve your vision naturally

If you don't take care of your vision, you end up in darkness (Shutterstock)

Matters of the eyes are meant to be taken so seriously as the end result is darkness. If you don't take care of your vision, you end up in darkness. Before getting into the mad rush of always using eye drops, there are some natural ways you can improve and maintain a healthy vision. Here are some:

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Apply the 20-20-20 rule

Many of us work with computers a lot, and if not, you'll find yourself staring at your smartphone for hours. These screens can cause harm to our eyes if one doesn't take the personal initiative to take breaks in between the sessions. Hence the 20-20-20 rule. It simply means taking a break and looking 20 feet away every 20 minutes for 20 seconds at a time.

You should do this simple precautionary procedure to prevent digital eye strain, which can cause eye fatigue, headaches, neck tension, and decreased vision.

Wear sun glasses

Funnily, people think that sunglasses are only for looking cool. Admittedly, they do raise the bar when adorned. However, their initial use is their ability to protect your eyes from extreme light from the sun. To improve your vision, protect your eyes by adding good sunglasses to your list of items you shouldn't leave the house without.

You have a great potential to keep improving your vision by increasing your Vitamin A, C and E intake (Shutterstock)

Increase Vitamin A, C and E intake

You may have heard this from doctors - 'Eat your carrots."

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By taking lots of Vitamin A from tomatoes, C from carrots and citrus, E from fish and some forms of protein you have a great potential to keep improving your vision.

Avoid smoking

Smoking is associated with failed eyesight as a report from Cambridge mentioned. The study has been done for years and it seeks to realize the negative effects of smoking. If you smoke a lot, you are susceptible to getting some eye problems which include optic nerve damage, macular degeneration related to age, and cataracts. All these can be avoided by making the life-changing decision to quit lighting that puff.

Exercise

Exercising increases blood flow which improves your eyesight. The circulation of your blood and oxygen flow to your eyes helps to decrease dry eyes. Get out and exercise or simply opt for a dance session indoors.

Even if you want to be blind to other things, ensuring that you set clear practices that improve your eyesight is so important. Especially as we grow older, you'll be glad you actually took care of your eyes in your earlier ears.

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