How to maintain good eyesight after 40

How to maintain good eyesight after 40

All people over the age of 40 should monitor their vision. At this age, eye changes begin, and increased attention should be paid to health. Women should be especially careful because they are more likely to suffer from glaucoma and cataracts than men. In addition, it is more difficult to cure glaucoma and cataracts in women: they are more likely to have concomitant complications that lead to blindness.   

How can you preserve your eyesight after 40 years?

Examination by an ophthalmologist

When your vision deteriorates, it becomes difficult to carry out daily activities. It is impossible to read, work with small objects, distinguish between faces and drive a car. The reason for this is eye injury or disease.

As soon as you develop any unpleasant symptoms, see an ophthalmologist. The doctor will diagnose and prescribe treatment or correction, as a result of which you can read and do other things again without problems. 

However, it is important to think about vision even before the first problems begin. When you turn 40, remember to have a routine check-up once a year. This will allow the ophthalmologist to see the disease in the early stages, when there are still no symptoms.

Protection from injury

More than half of eye injuries occur at home or near home during renovations. You can prevent them by wearing safety goggles when working with sharp tools.  

It is also necessary to ensure that the likelihood of falling from an unsecured surface is minimal, since the vestibular apparatus and vision deteriorate with age. The house should not have slippery carpets, rugs, rugs. The railing should be well secured, not wobbly. Round or cover sharp corners of furniture, do not leave gardening tools anywhere.

Treatment of systemic diseases

After 40 years, people are more likely to suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure. In addition to the general negative effect on the body, these diseases are dangerous in that they affect vision. At an appointment with an ophthalmologist, inform him about all diseases of the body systems and follow all recommendations for taking medications, lifestyle, daily regimen, and nutrition.

Physical activity

The eyes need oxygen. The more you move, the better the blood circulates in the vessels and the tissues are enriched with oxygen. Exercising regularly will help you keep your weight at the same level and reduce the risk of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. 

Low-intensity exercise (outdoor walks, yoga, Chinese tai chi, stretching and breathing exercises) is a great way to keep your entire body and eyes healthy.

Sleep and UV protection

When we sleep, our eyes are moistened with tears. It clears the eyes of dust, allergens and smoke that accumulate during the day. If you do not sleep enough, your eyes do not have time to rest, they are constantly in tension. Scientists believe that the eye contains light-sensitive cells that regulate sleep and wakefulness. Their function becomes much more important after 40 years, because many people develop insomnia.

To maintain a normal sleep-wake cycle, spend at least one hour outdoors a day. When doing this, do not forget to protect your eyes from ultraviolet radiation: stay in the shade, and wear sunglasses in bright sun. 

By following these simple steps, you can maintain good vision for years to come. 

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