Foods for Healthy Eyes: For healthy eyes and strong eyesight the most needed nutrients are Vitamins A, C, and E; Minerals like Copper, Zinc, Sulfur, etc.; Antioxidants like beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin; and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); and enough drinking water. Therefore, people desirous of preventing/curing above-noted eye problems and disease, and boosting the health and keenness of the eyes, must regularly consume all those food items which contain these vital nutrients for the eyes. This is one of the best ways to improve your vision and enhancing health of the eyes.
The above-mentioned antioxidants provide protection to Macula [a vital part of the eye which is located near the center of the Retina] from sun damage; prevent blindness; and lower the possibilities of macular degeneration and cataracts. Some of the best known rich sources of these antioxidants are — Green Leafy Vegetables like Kale, Spinach, Collards Greens, Broccoli, etc; Carrots; Egg Yolks; Pumpkin; Sweet Potatoes; Yellow Peppers; Apricots; etc. The majority of these food items also contain Vitamin A and many minerals such as Copper.
The citrus fruits and berries are affluent sources of Vitamin C; the most famous among such fruits and berries are Oranges, Grapes, Lemons, Blueberries, Tangerines, Peaches, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Red Peppers, etc.
DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, provides structural support to cell membranes, and is abundantly found in coldwater fish and oily fish, such as Salmon, Tuna, Cod, Sardines, Mackerel, Krill, Anchovies, and Trout.
Zinc is easily obtainable from food items like Egg Yolks, Beans and Lentils, Nuts, Oysters, Poultry, Pumpkin seeds, Beef, and many other Legumes. Most of these non-meat protein sources also contain Copper.
Some of the most prominent sources of Vitamin E are Almonds, Wheat Germ, Sunflower seeds, Hazelnuts, and other Nuts.
Some of rich and easily available sources of Sulfur, Cysteine, and Lecithin are Garlic, Onions, Capers, and Shallots.
Easy and Effective Eye Exercises: This segment presents information about how to improve your vision (eyesight) and health of your eyes through daily eye exercises. Good results of these easy and excellent exercises for eyes are noticeable within one month, if you perform these daily. Though these (the following) eye exercises can be performed at anytime when you feel your eyes are fatigued, or before bedtime, but the best is to do these as the very first thing in the morning. Must remember that your hands are clean and your mood is relaxed, before starting these exercises.
Rub your palms together to generate warmth. Then, place them over your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this procedure three times. This is the very first exercise, which prepares your eyes for the following exercises.
Starting by looking at the ceiling and also to each side, roll your eyes slowly — first ten times clockwise, then ten times counter-clockwise.
Grab a pen and hold it at eye level, and at arm’s length away. Then, keep focused on the tip of the pen as you slowly move it closer to you. Stop moving it closer than six inches from your nose. Then, move the pen back slowly to arm’s length, keeping focus on the tip of the pen. Repeat this exercise ten times.
Then, start massaging your temples gently with your fingertips or knuckles of your thumbs in small circles. Perform the circular motions first twenty times clockwise, and then twenty times counterclockwise. Do these actions at the mid-point of your eyebrows at the forehead, and also at places located below your eyes and on both sides of the bridge of the nose.
Lastly, take a mini-nap; through putting your head back, closing the eyes, and relaxing for at least three minutes.
Respite and Sufficient Sleep:Deep and undisturbed sleep allows your body and eyes to rest fully, repair any damages caused, and recover completely from stress and strain. Therefore, to keep your body and eyes healthy, you must take a sound sleep of 7-8 hours every night.