Tips for Healthy Living When You Have Eye Disease

Tips for Healthy Living When You Have Eye Disease

Regular exercise to keep fit, and a balanced and nutritious diet are two key principles for healthy living. When you maintain your overall well-being, you also improve the health of your eyes, and for those who may have disorders of the eyes, such as glaucoma, this can provide great relief. Here are some ways to live healthily to relieve the symptoms of eye disease:

Eat food rich in nutrients you need
It's extremely important to have a balanced diet to maintain your overall day-to-day health. Particularly, foods containing carotenoids, vitamins A and D, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants improve the health of your eyes, and prevent further degeneration. There are plenty of sources of these, primarily fresh fruits, leafy vegetables, nuts, whole grain, fortified dairy and seafood.  

Exercise, but don't overdo it
Moderate exercise helps regulate and maintain a healthy blood pressure in your body. Blood pressure is important to the health of your eye, due to its direct impact on the retinas and optic nerve. High blood pressure can damage them and worsen symptoms, whilst low pressure also does the same but due to poor circulation of nutrients and oxygen. 

Avoid overexposure to sunlight
Direct exposure to sunlight can really worsen the damage to eyes, depending on the length of the exposure. Make sure you wear sunglasses that provide complete protection from both UVA and UVB rays, and try to wear hats with brims or baseball caps when out in the sun.

Degenerative eye diseases and disorders can be hard to cope with, but with a meticulous regimen, and consistent medical consultancy and care, it's well within reach to improve and overcome the conditions. Follow the tips given here, stick to your prescribed medication diligently and undergo regular examinations for a good, quick recovery.

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