People gaze into their partner’s eyes for love, reassurance, and understanding.
Yes, eyes silently say a lot of things.
But are your eyes telling tales out of school—announcing that you feel tired and stressed when you want to appear younger and relaxed?
If so, don’t worry.
Your eyes will surely sing your praises when you follow these valuable tips for eye health and beautiful eyes.
Nutrition Tips for Eye Health
Include these foods as part of your diet for a healthy body and improved eye health:
- Dark leafy greens rich in antioxidants, including spinach, kale, and collard greens
- Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, including salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna, walnuts, and peanuts
- Vegetables, including broccoli, zucchini, and Brussels sprouts
- Vitamin C foods including red berries, tomatoes, oranges, and lemons
- Foods rich in lutein and vitamins, including eggs
- Foods rich in beta carotene, including sweet potatoes and carrots
- Foods rich in zinc, including beef
Drinking water and staying well-hydrated will help minimize or prevent dry eye problems.
On average, adults should aim for about eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
Dry eye is not only an uncomfortable problem. If left untreated, dry eye can cause the eye’s cornea to become scratched or damaged. The result can be vision loss.
Lifestyle Tips for Eye Health
Move Your Body
Eyes benefit from a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle includes lots of movement.
Try to incorporate walking into your weekly routine. It’s fun, easy, and free!
Did you know walking 30 minutes a day for five days a week can make a substantial improvement in your health?
Aerobic exercises will increase your blood flow to your eyes and lower intraocular pressure. This means healthier eyes.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Being overweight can hurt your eyes. Blood vessels in the eyes are very thin and are prone to damage.
Obesity increases your chance of cataracts, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy.
Try Not to Rub or Touch Your Eyes
No one likes to be rubbed the wrong way, but eyes don’t like to be rubbed at all!
Rubbing eyes only irritates them and even causes damage to eye structures like the cornea or retina.
When your unwashed hands touch your eyes, you can introduce bacteria or germs into the eye.
If you wear contact lenses and must touch your eyes, be sure to wash your hands first. Also, make sure you properly disinfect your contacts.
Protect Your Eyes from the Sun
The sun emits UV rays that can damage a person’s eyesight. This is particularly true for children.
Whenever you or your child is outside, wear sunglasses that block out 100% of the sun’s dangerous UVA and UVB rays.
It’s also important to wear sunglasses when riding in your car. These harmful rays can easily pass through your car’s windshield.
Exposure to the sun’s rays can cause cataracts or macular degeneration later in life.
Use Your Computer Safely
Whenever you spend time on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you expose your eyes to blue light.
This light is harmful to eyes. It can lead to various problems, including blurry vision or eyestrain. It can also lead to dry eyes, or macular degeneration or cataracts.
To protect your eyes, wear blue light-blocking glasses whenever using these technologies. Coatings can be applied to existing glasses or readers, or you can purchase eyeglasses for this sole purpose.
Prevent Eye Fatigue
To prevent eye strain when using your computer:
- Purposely blink frequently to keep eyes well lubricated
- Look away from the computer every 20 minutes and gaze at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds
Have a Yearly Eye Exam
To maintain excellent eye health, stay up to date on your periodic eye exams. Visit your eye doctor once a year, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
Here’s yet one more reason to stop smoking: Smoking is very harmful for your eyes.
Smoking makes it more likely that you will develop cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, dry eye, or retinal detachment in later years.
Show your eyes you love them. Don’t smoke.
Cosmetic Tips for More Beautiful Eyes
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment used to improve fine lines and reduce crow’s feet, making faces appear more attractive and youthful.
Botox releases muscles around the eyes and minimizes the appearance of “dynamic” wrinkles—wrinkles that appear when you make certain muscle movements.
A board-certified physician should give Botox treatments. The beautiful results can last up to four months.
Grow Long Sweeping Eyelashes
Eyelashes make your eyes look brighter, wide open, and bigger.
It is known that big eyes can cause other adults to feel love and attraction.
If this isn’t reason enough to want improved eyelashes, long lashes are also a sign of good health!
Now, you can easily enjoy the benefits of improved eyelashes with Latisse!
Latisse is an FDA-approved eyelash treatment. Use it to grow longer, thicker, and darker lashes. Enjoy that extra beauty-boost that lusher lashes deliver.
Benefit from a Great Eye Cream
For attractive, younger looking eyes, you need a proven eye cream.
We recommend the professional skin creams by Image Skincare. These effective products work to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, increase hydration, and stimulate cellular turnover.
It’s Easy to Have More Beautiful Eyes
At Vibrance MedSpa we offer outstanding treatments for a more attractive you.
Ask about an eye enhancement when you schedule your next facial. It will reduce wrinkles, improve skin laxity, and reduce puffiness.
Contact us now for an appointment.