Do you enjoy excellent vision? If so, you’re one of the lucky ones. It’s estimated that 75% of adults use some form of vision correction, according to the Vision Council of America. But here’s the thing… even if you have perfect 20/20 vision, you need to be mindful of your eyes’ health.
In past blogs, we’ve talked in depth about addressing vision issues, but today we’re going to be sharing our top eight essential tips that ensure your eyes stay as healthy as they can be.
Our Philosophy on Eye Health
As with any health-related advice we give, the five pillars of The Hache Protocol for Pain Resolution™ (stress reduction, fitness, nutrition, quality sleep, and microcurrent therapy) take center stage. This essential framework is an ideal way to foster an environment in your body that promotes optimum health and wellness.
But, when it comes to eye health specifically, “The Trinity of Eye Health” is an excellent guide to keeping your eyes protected.
The Trinity of Eye Health includes:
- Nutrition—When you get adequate amounts of certain nutrients, your eyes are able to keep a healthy and strong structure.
- Blood flow— In most eye conditions, increasing blood flow will promote healing by delivering white blood cells that stave off infections and red blood cells that deliver the oxygen that will be the catalyst for healing and stopping degeneration.
- Electrical potential—With injury and illness comes nutrient loss. When we lose essential nutrients, our cells’ electrical potential will decay, halting reparative and reproductive activities essential for healing.
Wondering how to restore electrical potential to your eyes to encourage improved eye health, eye repair, and overall better vision health?
Please stick with us. Today we’re showing you how!
To learn more about the Trinity of Eye Health and how you can incorporate it into your wellness routine, read our blog here.
Why is Eye Health Important?
Before we delve into our top tips for better eye health, let’s explore why eye health is so important. As with any other organ in your body like the liver, kidneys, or heart, your eyes are susceptible to stress and injury over time, diminishing their full potential.
As you grow older, your eyes will change just like everything else in your body. The problem is, many people don’t consider prioritizing eye health until they’ve noticed these changes, and in that case, it could be too late.
Our Top 8 Tips For Keeping Your Eyes Healthy
Start protecting your eyes today with these eight easy strategies.
1.Enjoy an Eye-Supporting Diet
Studies have shown that people could reduce their chances of vision loss by 25% by simply consuming the appropriate quantities of required nutrients. To access an in-depth list of which vitamins and nutrients you should be focusing on for eye health (and which foods you should be eating to get them), read our blog, 7 Most Powerful Vitamins and Nutrients for Eye Health.
Did you know that many people get less thirsty in cold weather? Because of this, it’s relatively easy to become dehydrated in the winter. Shocking, right? Proper hydration helps with tear production, which will keep you from experiencing dry, itchy, and burning eyes. If you find it hard to keep hydrated in the colder months, try having a mug of non-caffeinated tea within reach.
3.Get the Shut Eye You Need
Getting enough sleep each night (7-9 hours) will ensure you don’t experience eye fatigue or eye-strain. If you’re looking for sleep-supporting tips, check out our blogs:
4.Avoid Dry Air
Dry air is a problem in the winter due to a lack of humidity and forced-air heating systems. Try using seat warmers instead of blowing dry air into your eyes when you drive, and invest in a humidifier for your home to keep your eyes comfortable and healthy.
5.Don’t Rub Your Eyes
With the Coronavirus Pandemic, we’ve all become hyperaware of how often we touch our faces. In fact, it’s been reported that the average person touches their face 23 times per hour! To protect our immune systems AND eye health, we’ve got to cut down on rubbing our faces and eyes. Here’s why: When you rub your eyes, you are introducing a whole host of bacteria and viruses into them. And on that note, it’s not a great idea to share towels with others in your household for the very same reason.
6.Get Out In the Fresh Air
We’ve talked about the mental health benefits of getting out in nature, but did you know fresh air is also great for eye health? Because your eyes lack their own oxygen supply mechanism, fresh air supplies oxygen to the corneas in your eyes. So, next time you go out into nature for a grounding session, make sure your eyes absorb as much fresh, clean air as possible.
7.Be Intentional With Screen Time
Aside from causing back problems and “text neck,” our obsession with screen time can do significant damage to the health of our eyes.
Excessive use of technology can cause the following eye problems:
- Blurry vision
- Dry, itchy eyes that you can’t stop rubbing
- Issues with focusing
To avoid technology-related eye-strain try the following solutions:
- Take blink breaks where you close your eyes for 5-10 seconds to allow them to rest and relubricate.
- Try the 20-20-20 rule. Rest your eyes every 20 minutes by gazing 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
We know it can sound hypocritical to suggest cutting down screen time when you are reading this on your phone, laptop, or tablet, but it’s all about being more intentional about the time you spend on technology.
If you find yourself mindlessly scrolling out of habit, try setting your technology down and going for a walk. If you are learning, growing, and improving yourself with said technology—that’s a good use of screen time.
8.Microcurrent for Eye Health
As we addressed earlier in this blog, your cells’ electrical potential will decay when you’re ill or experience a nutrient deficiency. This decay hinders reparative activity in every aspect of your body- including the eyes.
Microcurrent therapy offers a straightforward, noninvasive approach to maintain the electrical potential of the cells in your eyes, and thus it improves overall eye health.
Here’s why it works: when you stimulate your eyes with microcurrent therapy, you can expect an increase in restorative activity, ensuring the eye’s cells function as they should.
Want to learn more? In our blog, Microcurrent and Eye Health, we tell you how to use the Avazzia Pro Sport III or the Avazzia Life Evolution and accessories like Microcurrent Goggles to perform microcurrent protocols that repair vision issues and promote excellent eye health.
Eye Health Resources
- To read the true story of how microcurrent therapy helped a young patient improve his eye health and avoid invasive surgery, read our blog, Microcurrent Case Study: Ryker’s Vision for Success.
- Visit the Pain Free for Life YouTube Channel to check out our Eye Health Playlist HERE.
- The Secrets to Eye Health: Microcurrent Therapy for the Eyes Book: Available in both paperback and E-book, this book includes protocols and directions on using the Microcurrent Goggles and Microcurrent devices to treat a wide variety of Eye conditions
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