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How To Improve Your Vision Without Eye Surgery

Updated on June 14, 2011

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My husband wore glasses and recently had PRK for his eyes. It's great that he now has perfect vision. However, I'm not the type that likes anything close to my eyes. I can't even wear contacts because it scares me to much. So how exactly can we improve our vision without eye surgery?

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How To Improve Your Vision Naturally

The answer is vegetables. Yes, the one thing our parents told us to eat. If only we had listened. However, if you don't eat the vegetables that I am about to tell you about, you might want to add them to your diet. If not, at least take the supplements.

Carrots, plantains, yellow peppers, corn, squash, sweet potato and pumpkins. If you add these vegetable to your diet, you will be adding Vitamin A, C, E, and beta-carotene. Your retina is strengthened by Vitamin A and beta-carotene. Vitamin C and E can help prevent ocular degeneration. These are great to add. Who doesn't like sweet potatoes or corn? Maybe that's why people's eye sight gets better during the holidays with all those pumpkin pies and sweet potatoes.

You also want to add broccoli, barley, watercress and cabbage. These have carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which produce the yellow pigment that protects the macula.

To protect the lens, you should eat vegetables that have sulfur such as parsley, leeks, onions, cabbage, cauliflower and garlic. Well, if you use my recipes that I post, you've got this covered as I love garlic and onions.

Besides vegetables, try not to focus on the computer or TV continuously. Take a break for a few seconds every 5 to 10 minutes to give your eyes a break. Although it won't cause permanent problems, it could cause temporary blurry vision. You can also do some eye exercises such as blinking quickly.

Overall, to get better vision, eat your vegetables and exercise your eyes.


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    • Mike Coza profile image

      Mike Coza 

      6 years ago

      You can get better eyesight by means of regular eye exercise and eating nutritious foods such as Carrot,Eggs,Milk,Apricots,Berries,Black Currants,Cold-water Fish,Collard Green,Grapefruits,Grapes,Lemons,Plums,Spinach ,Fish Oil ,Raw Garlic (fresh) this foods are rich in Vitamins that sustain your eyes to have a good rhythm, If you're interested to have a good eyesight without using your glasses you can visit: It is very helpful to try this...I hope this may help you...

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      8 years ago

      Yes; the use of vegetables from kitchen as medicines does help in the long run one has to follow your recipe regularly ... regularly for year? very difficult but nevertheless very useful.. Thanks

    • pageantgirl31413 profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather Nickless 

      9 years ago from England

      Yes, it will not cure it but is proven to improve it.

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      Home Girl 

      9 years ago

      I do not want to sound like an old grumpy lady(well, I am almost all that, I am afraid), but unfortunately, it's not that simple. Eating lots of vegetables by itself cannot cure the problem. My old myopia for example worsens with age and no amount of carrots can cure that! I always wanted to have a good vision, but nothing worked for me, I have to wear the glasses, and that I hate, all my life.

    • Awesome Writer profile image

      Awesome Writer 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much for this excellent article. I'm so relieved to read that most of the foods that you've suggested are that I eat and really love too. I'll make sure to eat them more often. Thanks.

    • pageantgirl31413 profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather Nickless 

      9 years ago from England

      Thanks all! I learned quite a bit by doing the research. I have to take my own advice to heart since I'm tired of wearing glasses!

    • jacobkuttyta profile image

      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Great hub. Thanks for the information...

      Keep posting

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you for sharing this. I actually can attest to this, as I improved my vision from 20/40 to 20/30 in one year. I'm still working on it. Great hub.

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Good, informative hub. Thanks for sharing!

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      James Brown 

      9 years ago from United States of America

      Great information. I am a vegetarian who practically eat more than my share of vegetables however, I do work at the computer all day. Blinking often is a great suggestion which I will take to heart. Great article and thanks for sharing.


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