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Top Five Innovative Ways to Correct Your Vision

15th Oct 2013

The number of people wearing glasses and contact lenses due to poor vision has drastically increased over the past decade. This could be because of the amount of time we spend staring at computer screens, which are now a big part of our lives at home and at work.

If you don’t want to continue wearing glasses or contacts for the next five, ten or twenty years then here are five great ways to improve your vision.

1. Exercises

Did you know that your eyes need exercise? If so, how often do you work them? If you’re anything like the rest of us, then the answer is almost certainly not as often as you should! There are some simple exercises you can do to keep your eyes healthy for as long as possible. Blinking gives your eyes the quick break they need to refresh, but other options include palming and de-focusing.

2. Eating

You don’t always have to go to such extreme lengths to improve your eyesight – just eating the right foods can have some benefit. Make sure you get the right amount of Vitamins A, C and E, as well as copper and zinc to keep your peepers in good shape. Yellow and green vegetables are also thought to help prevent macular generation, while garlic, onions and capers can protect against the formation of cataracts.

3. Laser eye surgery

For people looking for a more permanent solution to short or long sightedness, corrective eye surgery is the best option. Intralase laser eye surgery uses a laser to create a small flap on the eye, in order to treat the tissue below. This is seen as a better option to more traditional methods as it reduces the risk of infection and the healing time.

4. Implantable contact lens (ICL)

ICL treatment is a type of lens implant which is fairly simple and used as an alternative for people who are unsuitable for laser eye surgery. Instead of using a laser to repair the cornea, ICL places a lens inside the eye as opposed to on the surface, like traditional contact lenses.

5. Orthokeratology

This treatment is quite new to the market and is also known as corneal re-shaping. It uses rigid gas-permeable (RPG) contact lenses to change the shape of the cornea. The lenses are only worn overnight, giving users freedom to carry out their usual activities during the day. The effects on the eyes are temporary, so it’s important that the lenses are worn every night.

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