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  • Aashi Dahiya
  • May 26, 23

Weak Eyesight: Here's How To Prevent It

Imagine a blurred world where you have to sustain with flinching eyes, frowny head and headaches. It isn't so comfortable, is it? These are just some of the first hand experiences you may have if you have a weak eyesight. A poor eyesight or weak eyesight makes life less convenient. However, the good news is that you can prevent weak eyesight and have a healthy, optimal vision at any age. 


In this blog, we will learn about some common and practical methods that you can use to correct your weak eyesight. But first let's discuss its symptoms. Read on. 


Symptoms Of Weak Eyesight 

Here are some very common symptoms of weak eye sight that you need to watch out for:

  • Blurry Vision
  • Double Vision 
  • Glare
  • Squinting 
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Tired eyes
  • Itching or soreness in eyes 
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Difficulty in focusing 

Almost all of the above-mentioned symptoms of weak eyesight can be corrected, instantly, by wearing contact lenses for your power.


Tips To Prevent Weak Eyesight 

As we spend more time glued to our screens, it's no surprise that many of us are experiencing symptoms of weak eyesight. However, weak eyesight is not just limited to screen time - factors like poor diet, lack of exercise, and genetics can also contribute to weak eyesight.


Here are some tips to prevent weak eyesight:

Eat a healthy diet

Eating a balanced diet that is rich in nutrients can help improve eye health. Incorporate foods like leafy greens, fish, nuts, and citrus fruits into your diet. These foods are rich in nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, which help protect against age-related eye diseases.

Take breaks from screen time

Prolonged exposure to screens can cause eye strain, which can lead to weak eyesight. Make sure to take frequent breaks from your screen, every 20 minutes or so, and look away from the screen for at least 20 seconds. This can help relax your eye muscles and prevent eye strain.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise can help prevent age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. Exercise increases blood flow to the eyes, which helps deliver essential nutrients and oxygen to the eyes. Exercise can also help reduce your risk of other health conditions that can contribute to weak eyesight, like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Protect your eyes from the sun

Prolonged exposure to the sun's UV rays can cause damage to your eyes. Wear sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays whenever you're outside during the day. Additionally, wear a hat to provide extra protection from the sun.

Get regular eye exams

Regular eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health. Eye exams can detect early signs of eye diseases and other conditions that can contribute to weak eyesight. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your eye doctor.


The Takeaway 

In conclusion, weak eyesight can be prevented by maintaining a healthy diet, taking breaks from screen time, exercising regularly, protecting your eyes from the sun, wearing contact lenses and getting regular eye exams.


By following these tips, you can improve your eye health and reduce your risk of developing weak eyesight.

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