Fortunately, modern medical technology has provided you with several different ways to improve eyesight. Annual eye exams help us determine how much our vision has changed, thereby letting us know if we need to implement a new solution. Glasses and contacts provide corrective vision while simultaneously giving us influence over the aesthetics we choose to present ourselves to the professional workplace. If you are experiencing problems with your vision--such as blurriness, eyestrain, or headaches--it is advised that you contact an optometrist to schedule an eye exam. While evaluating you for a prescription to improve eyesight, the optometrist can also check for several vision problems, such as glaucoma. Depending on the problems with your vision you may also wish to obtain insight from your family physician. There are many eye and vision problems that are symptomatic of underlying conditions--it is important to do your best to correct these conditions to give your eyes their best chance at optimal performance. Checking with your health insurance provider will also provide essential information regarding your coverage for eye and vision-related procedures.
Many consumers also assume that corrective measures like glasses and contacts are necessary when vision problems arise, but this is not always the case. In fact, there are several natural ways to improve eyesight. First, it is essential to realize that the eye is not static--the muscles responsible for its movement can be improved. A regimen of training exercises designed to utilize these optic muscles in different ways will vastly increase their strength. As a result, you will be able to focus for longer periods and your overall vision may improve significantly. Popular eye exercises include alternating focus between an object approximately fifteen inches from your face and another object 10+ feet away. This varies the muscle strength and elasticity needed to provide focus and is an excellent solution for people who work in an environment (such as an office) where their vision is strained by an ever-constant distance of focus. Consider frequent blinking (every 3-5 seconds) as a way to keep irritants out of your eye while also helping to prevent dry eyes.
Exercise training for the eyes can further improve eyesight when combined with a nutrition program. Foods high in Vitamin A--such as carrots and dark, leafy greens--will help your eyes absorb light passing into the eye. This means that both your nocturnal vision and your eyes' ability to resist damage from bright lights will improve. Kale, spinach, and broccoli are also high in a nutrient called lutein, which helps the eyes resist degeneration as you grow older. If you are taking supplements, be sure to check the label for both Vitamin A and lutein in order to improve your eyesight to its maximum potential.