Your eyes are a vital part of your overall health and well being. Good vision is a priceless asset that you should take good care of.
Advice on Improving Eyesight
Practice the good habits for healthy eyesight and refrain from doing the bad habits detrimental to your eyes:
Have a regular eye examination by your eye care professional to determine your eyes’ health and take the necessary actions to let you have optimum vision. Also, visit your eye doctor when you experience the first sign of vision loss or degeneration of your eyesight.
Have a regular intake of foods rich in Vitamin A, essential nutrient for a good eyesight, such as carrots, milk, egg yolk, cheese and liver. Eating these foods will supply you the required amount of Vitamin A necessary for a good vision. Fruits and vegetables, particularly dark and leafy greens, have been proven to keep your eyes healthy.
Rest your tired eyes to prevent eye fatigue and reduce eyestrain.
Wear sunglasses for your eyes’ protection from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses in the workplace or when playing sports.
Quit smoking. Smoking has been determined to increase the risk of developing eye diseases, such as macular degeneration related to aging, optic nerve damage and cataract, which can all lead to blindness.
Keep your weight to a healthy level. Being obese or overweight increases the risk of your having diabetes. Diabetes can lead to diabetic eye disease or glaucoma.
The Role of Chiropractic in Eyesight Improvement
Do not be surprised that not only your eye care specialist will advise you to follow these tips on maintaining eye health. Your chiropractor, in case you bring up your concerns on your eyesight, will most likely give you the same advice. Chiropractors may focus on the health of your spine and nervous system, but the end goal of chiropractic care is to restore your body’s normal functions and improve them to their optimal levels, including your eyesight. Chiropractic care adheres to the philosophy that the nervous system is responsible for coordinating and controlling all body functions. Correcting any abnormalities in the spine and the nervous system will result to the proper functioning of all organs in the body.
There is another interesting angle to chiropractic care that may pleasantly surprise you. Many patients get more than they ask for after chiropractic treatments. They experience improvements in some aspects of their health that they did not complain about originally. An example, which is clearly documented in several case studies, is the improvement of the patients’ severe vision conditions after undergoing chiropractic adjustments for different symptoms they previously complained about. Frequent chiropractic adjustments in these patients resulted in their nervous system functioning at optimum level, bringing about the restoration of their erstwhile malfunctioning body functions, in these particular examples, the persons’ vision. These case studies demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments resulted in the increase in the eyes’ motor function and pupil size and the release of pressure in the eyes of the patients.
Based on these results, both chiropractors and ophthalmologists came to the conclusion that the overall improvements in the eye condition have direct correlation with the chiropractic adjustments. They agree also that the reason for these improvements is primarily because of the fact that all of the body functions are linked and controlled by the body’s central nervous system. Secondly, the chiropractic adjustments eased the body supplying blood to the different places they should be delivered to, and the eyes happen to be one of them.
We know optometrists to be the professionals who specialize in the area of healing eyesight conditions. Chiropractic care offers a less invasive way of improving eyesight. This method may be tried even before going to see your optometrist. Chiropractic is an effective tool to bring improvements to all of the body’s functions.