20/20 in 2020 | Keeping Your Vision Perfect

Published on: 03/03/2020

With 2020 on the horizon, it's important to make sure that it's not just the year that's 2020 in the coming new year. In this article, we'll be discussing how to prevent eye degeneration and even improving your eyesight.

The New Year is sure to bring a lot of flashing lights for those celebrating, or an overly saturated PC screen for those who want to make just a little bit more money before the year's end. In any case, eyesight is a necessity for most of the population, and for obvious reasons. Sight is the most involved of the five senses, as it has to take in a barrage of different objects everyday. For those who don't take care of it, they can find that their eyesight starts to fade earlier than they anticipated. In today's article, we'll be looking at a few ways to keep your eyesight 20/20 in 2020.

Eat a balanced diet

The eyes, like any other body part, rely on a balanced diet to stay healthy. Drinking alcohol, excessive saturated fat and low antioxidants can damage the macula, which is the central part of the retina. Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly helpful for your eyesight, and those fatty acids can be found in fishes such as salmon and mackerel.

Minimize Blue Light

Blue light is the light emitted by devices such phones, computers and televisions. Technically, even the sun emits this blue light, but electronic devices emit them at a much larger capacity than is healthy for the human eye. Blue light strains the eye and accelerates macular degeneration. 

If using said devices for a long period of time is necessary for your life, then an alternative is using blue light filters. Many downloadable apps perform this function. 

Know your Eye Doctors

It's important to know which kind of eye doctors you should visit. Optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians are all different types of eye doctors with different specializations. An optometrist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eyes. An ophthalmologist is basically an eye surgeon, specializing in medical conditions of the eyes that need surgery. An optician is the doctor you go to for anything related to the fitting of glasses or contact lenses.

Wash your hands

Rubbing your eyes is one of the major reasons for bad eye health. It's not the rubbing that negatively affects your eyes, but the dirt that gets rubbed into them. Dirty hands are a direct source of conjunctivitis. To prevent this, always thoroughly wash your hands. Use an anti-bacterial soap

Sleep properly

Eyes are one of the organs in the body that moves the most. Overworking your eyes puts severe strain on even the simplest of glances. A good night's rest can ease the tension in your eyes. Whether at work or home, rested eyes will make you feel so much better.

Glasses are good

There are some claims that using glasses makes the eyes "lazy". This is simply untrue. Eyes can be strained by a lot of things, but if you are wearing prescription glasses, wearing glasses can only ever improve your eyesight. Of course, it's good to be able to see things without glasses, but there's not much you can do if it's genetic. If you have glasses, take proper care of them. Of course, following these tips  might not cure your eyesight, but they will keep it from getting worse.