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Blurred Vision Explained And How To Restore Your Vision

If you wear glasses, then chances are you’re familiar with blurred vision.

And if you don’t wear glasses, then chances are you will in the future and you may not be as superhuman and invincible as you think.

Vision Council of America published a PDF in 2019 indicating that there are 194.1 million adult vision correction users in the U.S.

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That’s more than 50% of the U.S. population who use vision correction equipment like glasses.

We’re about to discuss serious vision concerns, and what you can do to start restoring your vision.

Let’s dive right in.

Why blurred vision is more common, prevalent and concerning than we think?

Psychology Today discusses the concerning around human vision, myopia (near-sighted) and farsightedness, which helped as a stepping stone for this vision research project. 

Blurred vision is defined as a lack of sharpness of vision due to the difficulties in seeing the fine details of something. 

Blurred vision is attributed to several factors such as short-sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism that can be corrected with corrective lenses. 

At times, blurred vision is linked to various eye diseases which need to be diagnosed promptly.

Based on the cause, blurred vision may occur in one eye or both. 

Sometimes, blurred vision can occur as a result of other health conditions unrelated to the eye such as stroke, headache, irritation of the eye and more. 

Other causes of blurred vision include: 

  • Eye infection
  • Eye bleeding
  • Wrong prescription of eyeglasses
  • Cornea abrasion

How to treat eye infections like pink eye?

In most instances, doctors ask a patient a few questions when diagnosing a pink eye. 

The doctors rely on patients’ recent health history and symptoms when examining a pink eye. 

It’s on rare occasions that a doctor can take a sample of liquid oozing from the eyes for a laboratory test.

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Pink eye treatment focuses solely on symptom relief. 

In most cases, doctors recommend the use of artificial tears, use of a wet cloth to cleanse your eyelids, and to make use of cold/warm compresses at least twice in a day.

Doctors advise pink eye patients not to wear contact lenses, until treatment is done.

eye lense cleaning

Disinfecting hard lenses before using them is one of the steps to treating pink eye. 

Your doctor can advise you to dispose of and replace eye lens accessories you used prior to or during the illness.

Does starring at a monitor, television or phone screen ruin your vision?

The old saying goes as the following…

Spending more of your time on screens is more likely to ruin your eyesight.

But is this true?

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Nowadays, people spend more of their time staring at screens. 

May it be a computer, TV, android or tablet at home or workplaces. 

But, what are the consequences of staring at screens for your eyes? 

Is there any fact backing the old saying? 

eye strain

According to studies, staring at screens for too long does not permanently ruin your eyesight.

Instead, it can result in eye strain or aggravate existing eye problems.

Even though it doesn’t ruin your eyesight permanently, it is advisable not to spend too much time on screens.

This can result in other mild problems such as: 

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulties in concentrating
  • Itchy eyes
  • Eye discomfort

What foods can you eat to help improve your vision?

Taking a balanced and healthy diet does not only keep your eyes healthy but also mitigates the risk of contracting eye conditions. 

Incorporating foods rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients into your diet plays a significant role in improving your eye vision. 

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So, let’s look at some of the foods you need to take to enhance your eye vision

Eggs

The egg yolk is abundant in zinc, vitamin A, and lutein which are all critical to eye vision and health.

Almonds

Almonds are rich in vitamin E, which is vital for eye health as it protects the healthy tissue from unstable molecules attack.

Dairy

Dairy products are also vital for eye health. Just like eggs, they are rich in vitamin A and mineral zinc which is crucial for eye health and vision.

Can wearing glasses improve your vision?

can wearing glasses improve your vision

There are numerous benefits attributed to wearing glasses. 

Eyeglasses are not only meant to improve your vision but also protect your eyes from exposure to UV light.

Eyeglasses improve your vision only when you’re wearing them. 

To boost your vision without depending on glasses, you only need to address underlying vision issues.

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