Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE
Vision impairment affects many people. Luckily, there are many quality items that can help improve or maintain your vision throughout life, regardless of how great or poor your vision is. Some items can simply protect the eyes, while others are able to sustain, assist, or strengthen vision with constant exercise or with a supplement.
Protecting the eyes is very important to your vision. Constant eye protection leads to healthier eyes and can maintain good vision long term. From young to old, poor eyesight or not, there are ways you can improve your eyesight.
According to the National Eye Institute, nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) are common types of vision impairments. When wearing glasses or contacts is not enough, there are plenty of products available to help with day-to-day activities such as reading or looking at a map.
People who are farsighted have blurry vision when the objects that they're looking at are too near. Blurry vision can occur with frequently used items, such as cell phones. The Bierley BM-01 Big Button Cell Phone aids farsighted people with by providing big buttons with large symbols for the numbers 0-9, two buttons for star and pound, and two more buttons to accept and decline calls.
Poor vision can also turn something as enjoyable as reading into a big hassle when you need to have the material either very close or very far away from your eyes in order to read it. There are several items available to help with reading. Among them include either a Handheld Dome Magnifier or an electronic magnifier.
A dome magnifier has a 2.5-inch dome and a wide base for easy handling. The dome can be placed on top of any reading material and makes the lettering up to four times larger. An electronic magnifier is a great tool that can expand lettering with a simple turn-on feature, has controls for LED lighting, and offers different color backgrounds.
Other electronic magnifiers such as the MPD 12 Mono Zoom Magnifier increase the print size and have multiple other functions such as a digital clock that displays large numbers.
If you're looking for another type of aid, try the Adlens Adjustable Reading Glasses. These glasses range from a -6D to a +3D to help with most vision problems. While they are not considered a replacement for your current prescription, reading glasses are able to help you read more easily.
Maintaining your vision is yet another way to keep the eyes healthy. One way to do that is to keep your eyes free from airborne dust and pollen. Eye drops typically have simple formulas that will rinse the eyes and help reduce redness and irritation.
Other ways to help maintain your vision include "exercising" them. A good tool for exercising vision are pinhole glasses. These glasses have several pinholes to help the eyes focus through a smaller looking area. Doing so for an extended period of time can help strengthen the eye muscles, which may improve overall vision.
A final way to maintain healthy vision is to take a liquid or capsule supplement if you have a diet deficient in the vitamins and minerals important for good vision. Both the capsule and liquid forms of the supplements are easy to swallow and contain multiple vitamins and minerals to help maintain your vision.
Protect and help maintain your vision with any number of the suggested products above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Vitality Medical team.