What to Do When You Have Problems With Your Vision

If you work on computers all day and well into the night like I do, you probably have some issues with your eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until a few years ago. I couldn't see the small print on my computer screen, even after I adjusted the monitor's settings. Sometimes, everything would appear blurry or out of focus. Eventually, I sought help from an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with computer vision syndrome and prescribed eyeglasses to correct it. Now, I rest my eyes as much as possible when I work. I wanted to help other people with their vision problems, so I started this blog. My blog offers many tips on how to improve your eyesight, as well as what to do when your vision fails. Good luck with your vision problems and thanks for stopping in.

Lowering Your Risk For Cataracts


Cataracts is a progressive condition that affects the lives of a number of people. Fortunately, you can lessen its impact on your life by placing a focus on prevention. There are a number of things you can do to lower your risk of developing cataracts. Here are just a few of them.

Vitamin C

If you aren't consuming high levels of vitamins, it is a good idea to start now. This is especially the case when it comes to vitamin C. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body both develop and maintain connective tissues, including skin, blood vessels and bones.

In some people, it can also help lower the risk of developing cataracts by as much as 60 percent. In addition to supplements, orange juice, oranges and grapefruit juice also serve as excellent sources of vitamin C. Make sure you consultant with your physician before increasing your vitamin C intake to ensure it won't interact with any existing medications.

Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco is toxic and has a negative effect on your overall health and your eyes are no exception. If you use tobacco products, you're actually increasing your risk of developing cataracts, and not by a little. People who smoke double their risk of developing this condition.

Even more alarming is that the longer you continue this habit, the higher your risk will climb. Make it a point to stop smoking today to lower your risk. If you're having difficulty with cessation, your medical provider can assist you. Just make sure you are making changes right away for the best result.  

Protect Your Eyes

Sunglasses aren't just a fashion statement. Wearing sunglasses is also an excellent way to protect your eyes from the sun's UV rays. Increased exposure to the sun actually increases your risk of developing cataracts so the greater the effort you make to prevent increased exposure, naturally, the lower your risk.

When choosing sunglasses, the wider the better. Choose a wide lens style that covers your eyes from every angle for the best results. On days when you will spend an extended period outside, consider wearing a large hat for even greater protection.

You play a key role in helping lower your risk of developing this condition. Make sure you are speaking with your provider about additional ways you can improve your eye health and help lower your risk for cataracts. Contact a business, such as Budget Optical, for more information. 


4 July 2016