Focus on Eye Day 2023!
On March 4th in Germany we celebrate Eye Day, a day that draws attention to how important our eyes are to our daily lives. Our eyes allow us to perceive the world around us and to connect with other people. But how can we best protect and preserve our eyes?
There are some natural methods and exercises that can help improve vision. Here are some of them:
Relaxation exercises : Relaxation exercises such as yoga and meditation can help reduce stress and relax the eye muscles, which can improve vision.
Eye Exercises : There are several exercises specifically designed to train the eye muscles and improve vision. These include e.g. B. focusing on near and far objects, blinking, eye rolling and drawing letters and numbers with the eyes.
Sufficient sleep: Sufficient sleep is important to regenerate the eyes sufficiently and to improve vision.
Eating a Balanced Diet : Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can help maintain eye health. In particular, foods high in antioxidants like blueberries, carrots, broccoli, and spinach may help improve vision.
Avoid Excessive Screen Time : Long hours in front of a computer screen or smartphone can strain your eyes and affect your vision. It is therefore important to take regular breaks and to relieve the eyes sufficiently.
However, please note that these methods are not always effective for all types of vision problems and it is always advisable to consult an ophthalmologist for professional diagnosis and treatment.
Another option is to eat wild blueberries , also known as bilberries. These small, blue berries are high in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which may help support eye health. Anthocyanins are natural pigments found in many plant foods and are known for their antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that anthocyanins can help improve blood flow to the eyes and protect the retina from damage that can be caused by free radicals.
In addition, wild blueberries are also high in vitamin C , which can also help maintain eye health. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and can help support collagen production, which is important for eye health. It can also help protect eyes from UV damage that can be caused by sunlight.
There is a naturally produced vitamin C with vitamin E, for better use in the human organism.
There are many ways to incorporate wild blueberries into your diet. You can simply eat them as a snack, add them to smoothies, or mix them in yogurt or granola. Another easy way to incorporate them into your diet is to use frozen blueberries in smoothies or baked goods.
Overall, consuming wild blueberries can help support eye health and help keep them functioning well as you age. So why not enjoy a handful of blueberries and pamper your eyes today on Eye Day?