During Glaucoma Awareness month we should take the time to evaluate our eye health. Our vision is something that we all value, but is often taken for granted; it is important to take the steps necessary to ensure our eyes are working properly. These are 5 ways to boost eye health during Glaucoma Awareness month.
1. Taking CBD Regularly Promotes Eye Health
With CBD, your eye health comes first. Due to the endocannabinoid system, and the ability of CBD to alleviate a number of conditions, your eyes will be thankful. Multiple studies suggest that taking CBD regularly promotes eye health. As a neuroprotectant, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant, CBD tackles eye problems from multiple vantage points. During Glaucoma Awareness month, and every month, CBD puts your eyes first.
2. A Healthy Diet
Practicing a healthy diet is a key part of promoting and maintaining eye health. Numerous foods, due to their nutritional content, have the natural ability to boost your eye health.
Whether you’re concerned about your eye health or not, practicing a healthy diet is an easy way to keep your eyes strong and your vision sharp. Nutrients and vitamins like omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and vitamin’s E and C all help the eyes to function. You can get these nutrients by eating dark leafy greens, legumes and nuts, citrus fruits, salmon, and even oysters. While it can be incredibly difficult to make drastic changes to your diet, implementing these foods a few times a week can help to protect your eyes.
3. Wearing Sunglasses
Believe it or not, many people don’t regularly wear sunglasses. If you live in a sunny location, or even at higher altitudes, your eyes are more prone to sun damage. The sun emits powerful ultraviolet rays. If your eyes are exposed to UV rays for a prolonged period of time or frequently, you are more susceptible to developing a number of serious eye conditions. Wearing sunglasses, especially pairs designed to block a spectrum of UV rays, is a small thing you can do every day to protect your eyes.
4. Quit Smoking
Smoking hurts the health of your eyes – this is undeniable. Additionally, if you have diabetes or a family history of eye diseases, smoking makes you even more prone to complications.
According to the Surgeon General, smoking can lead to optic nerve damage, the development of cataracts, and macular degeneration. If you smoke, you’re putting your eye health at serious risk. To boost your eye health this month, seek out support or begin a program to stop smoking.
5. Put Down Your Electronics
More and more studies are being published on the effect of blue light on the eyes. Blue light is emitted from many electronics, such as your computer, smartphone, tablet, and electronic reading devices. Think the concerns surround blue light are a hoax? Maybe this study from Harvard will convince you. The University discusses the impact of blue light on your health, including but not limited to your eye health, sleep patterns, even muscular problems. Giving your eyes a break from electronics gives your eyes a rest from harmful blue light, which unfortunately we are all constantly exposed to.
Boost Your Eye Health
Throughout Glaucoma Awareness month, take the time to boost your eye health. By implementing these 5 strategies you can protect your eyes, ensuring that you’ll have great vision and strong eye health for all of your days.