What Is Perfect Eyesight?
A perfect vision is not just the ability to read 20/20 letters on the eye chart. A perfect eye can focus on close and distant objects and relax focus when viewing is finished. A good vision has no problem with depth perception, color detection and shape recognition. The eyes constantly move smoothly in harmony.
The perfect eye is also able express a person’s positive feelings, happiness, curiosity, love, intelligence etc. For a person with perfect eyesight seeing is a great pleasure.
With perfect vision you have to take care of your eyes and learn how to protect your eyesight.
What Are The Common Vision Problems?
Unfortunately not everyone has perfect eyesight. There are many vision problems, here is the list of the most common ones:
Myopia (Nearsightedness) – Distant objects are a blur;
Hyperopia (Farsightedness) – Farsighted people can have poor near vision or blurred vision at all distances;
Presbyopia – Difficulty seeing close up for people 40 and older;
Diplopia (Double Vision) – Many conditions cause double vision, including stroke and cataracts;
Astigmatism – Astigmatism happens when the eyeball loses its roundness and vision starts to become hazy;
Cataract – Cataracts cause a cloudy spot on the lens or cornea and vision becomes blurry.
Strabismus (Lazy Eye) – Problem with alignment of the two eyes. Misaligned eyes include crossed eyes, plus eyes that point outward, upward or downward;
Glaucoma – Vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve;
What Causes Vision Problems?
There are various causes of eyesight problems. Sometimes there is a combination of causes. Here is a list of common causes:
Genetics – Sometimes bad eyesight is hereditary but in most cases it isn’t;
Stress – Stress can result in bad eyesight. Stress is one of the main reasons why eyesight deteriorates rapidly;
Bad Habits – Bad eyesight is actually caused by the bad habits we have picked up over the years. Our eyes are a fragile, vital part of our body and we often ignore their needs;
Technologies – Many adults and children spend a lot of time watching TV, spending time on the computer, and playing video games;
Staring and Straining – When you stare at something for a long periods of time, that puts a strain on your eyes;
Poor Eating Habits – Eating nutritional and well balanced meals is important;
Smoking – Smokers are at a greater risk of losing their vision to age-related macular degeneration;
Alcohol – Heavy alcohol consumption damages your vision;
Health Conditions – Diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression etc. can cause poor vision;
Medications – There are medications that cause blurred vision;
Allergy – Some allergies can cause poor vision;
How to Have Better Vision?
There Are Ways to Correct Your Vision
Glasses – Glasses has been around hundreds of years to correct vision. “Most historians believe monks or craftsmen in Pisa (or perhaps Venice), Italy produced the first form of eyeglasses around 1285-1289.”
Contact Lenses – Contact lenses has been around for some times too. “In the 1887, German glassblower F.A. Muller used Sir John Herschel’s, an English astronomer, ideas to create the first known glass contact lens. “
Eye Surgery – Eye surgery has been around for long time. “People in ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India actively tried to cure eye diseases. Cataract and glaucoma were the two main diseases that had established cures in those days.” “New York City ophthalmologist, Steven Trokel made the connection to the cornea and performed the first laser surgery on a patient’s eyes in 1987.”
It’s important that by correcting your eyesight your eye is not going to heal.
You Can Also Prevent Damage to Your Eyes and Maintain and Improve Healthy Eyesight
Eye Exercises Can Restore Your Vision – This is not only correcting the vision problem but also preventing it and improving your overall eyesight.”…vision therapy originally created in 1880 by Dr. William H. Bate, a New York ophthalmologist…” This is a natural healing process. Natural eye exercises can improve your eyesight;
Healthy Diet – Healthy nutritional diet is important for maintaining good eyesight;
Exercise – Healthy body is important for healthy eyes;
Relaxation Techniques – You need to learn how to manage stress;
Stop Smoking – If you want to restore your vision you have to stop smoking;