There are a number of environmental things that can cause blurred vision including sun exposure, infections, trauma, and more. In order to reduce our likelihood of blurry vision from these causes, some helpful tips can be followed.
Give The Eyes Some Rest
Give the eyes some frequent breaks when working in front of a computer screen or spending time reading. This can be at least once every 15 minutes. Blinking frequently can also keep our eyes moist. Aside from this, we can also try focusing our eyes on something that is at a different distance.
However, if we feel that our eyes are overly tired, placing some cold cucumber slices over the eyelids can provide some help. It would soothe our eyes in the best possible manner (1).
Identify The Triggers
Temporary blurry vision can be caused by common triggers including stress, anxiety, migraine, and poor health conditions.
Avoid the foods or events that can possibly cause headaches. Likewise, having enough hours of sleep can reduce the chances of getting headaches. Meanwhile, anxiety and stress can be reduced by aromatherapy, meditation, and exercise (2).
Smokers are more at risk of having dry eyes, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy (3).
When it comes to protecting the eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, the right pairs of shades matter. Too much UV exposure boosts our chances of cataracts and macular degeneration (4).
Do Some Simple Eye Exercises
There are some exercises that can help relieve eye strain and stress.
Eye Massage: Using the fingertips, we need to apply steady pressure or do a circular massage on the areas around the outside of our eye sockets. Doing this may help ease tension and relax our facial muscles.
Palming: Close the eyes and place the hands over the eyes. The center of our palm should cover our eyes; our fingertips should be on our forehead; the base of our palm will rest on our cheekbone. We need to avoid putting pressure on our eyes. We should be able to blink easily. Sit this way for two to three minutes (5).
Eat Foods That Are Good For The Eyes
There are certain foods that can help maintain eye health. These foods are powerful health agents and are high in antioxidants. Some of them are as follows:
- Dark leafy greens
- Beans and legumes
- Citrus fruits and berries
- Broccoli and Brussels sprouts
- Raw red bell peppers