Human beings are visual creatures. Most of the information we get from the world around us, we get with the help of our eyes. Being able to see properly, as well as being a source of pleasure and artistic fulfilment, is of huge practical benefit. It’s therefore worth doing anything possible to improve and preserve the quality of your eyesight.

Let’s take a look at four different ways of improving your eyesight. Taken in isolation, they might provide a minor benefit – but together, they might make a substantial one.

Eat Well

The quality of your nutrition will play a big role in keeping your eyes in good condition. Your body needs the right raw materials from which to build the sensitive components that make up the interior of your eye, after all.

So, which foodstuffs tend to promote good eyesight? In short, you’ll need vitamins A, C, and E, along with lutein, which is a kind of yellow pigment found in egg yolks. By incorporating cirtrus fruit, carrots, oily fish and leafy greens like spinach into your diet, your eyes will be given a good chance of surviving.

Generally speaking, the advice offered by Michael Pollan is best: eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Use Glasses

If you don’t get the right eyewear to correct minor problems with your vision, then you might find that your problems get worse over time. If you’re using contact lenses, then it’s a good idea to do some research into how to keep your eyes healthy and moisturised while you’re doing it. If your eyes are starting to dry out, then it might be a good idea to have a pair of traditional eyeglasses so that you can make the switch when required.

Learn To Use A Computer Screen

If you spend much of your time looking at screens, then it’s worth finding out how to do it the right way. Make sure that you reduce the light levels, and that you’re a reasonable distance from the monitor at all times. Take regular breaks so that you can rest your eyes, and enlarge the type on your screen. If you’re a Windows user, you might use the accessibility options to make things easier. Just press the Windows Key and ‘U’ at the same time.

Stop Smoking

Smoking has a proven effect on quality of vision. The more you smoke, the likelier you are to suffer from cataracts and macular degeneration, and the more severe your symptoms will be. If you’re intent on quitting, then be sure to take advantage of the many services out there which are designed to help.