10 Exercises and Foods for Good Vision

Keeping your eyes hydrated is fundamental for taking care of your eyesight. Also, our diet also plays a crucial role when it comes to providing ourselves with the necessary nutrients to keep them healthy
10 Exercises and Foods for Good Vision

Last update: 28 December, 2018

There are a series of exercises that will help us have good eyesight. If you want to improve your vision, pay attention to them because you will notice a difference.

1. Blinking rapidly for 2 minutes

With an exercise as simple as blinking rapidly for 2 minutes, you will noticeably be able to improve your blood circulation in the body.

2. Look to your right while moving your eyes

Look to your right and move your eyes in a straight line. Then you will have to do the same thing in the opposite direction.

3. Close your eyes and try to relax

It will also be very important that you close your eyes and try to relax. Darkness will help the correct development of the light sensitive cells in the rhodopsin.

This is a necessary substance for having good eyesight.

4. Try to move your eyes in different directions

Try moving your eyes in different directions. From left to right, up and down, in a circular motion, drawing the number eight…

5. Close your eyes a few seconds and open them

Repeat this process of closing your eyes for a few seconds and them opening them several times. This exercise will help you relax your eye muscles and will activate blood circulation.

6. Press your eyelids with your fingers

Put force on your eyelids using your fingers. Hold them there for two seconds, and repeat 4 to 5 times. This exercise will improve inner eye liquid movement.

7. Draw geometric shapes with your eyes

With your eyes open, draw some simple shapes and then do the same with more complex ones.

8. Close your eyes and move your eyeballs

Close your eyes slowly and move your eyeballs up and down. Repeat this process between five and ten times.

9. Focus on close objects

Another very useful exercise is focusing your attention on objects that are close to you.

Position yourself and focus your view on a close object and then move your view to an object that is closer (or further). Repeat this procedure ten times.

10. Move your head

If you move your head around from side to side and up and down, you will be able to activate your blood circulation.

Foods that will help your visual health

In addition to practicing these exercises, you can also eat a series of foods that will help you improve your vision. They are the following.

Green leaf vegetables

Green leaf vegetables are rick in beta-carotenes, fundamentals for vitamin A formation.

It is a vitamins that generates retinol, something that helps with retina formation and with the prevention of dry eye syndrome.

  • Among the green leaf vegetables that are great for your vision are chard, endive, celery and lettuce.


Yellow fruits, like melon, are rich in vitamin A and, because of that, are great for your ocular health.

Foods rich in vitamin C

Foods that are rich in vitamin C, like oranges, are perfect for vision.

These types of foods contain an effective antioxidant when what you are looking for is alleviation of the deterioration that is caused by old age and free radicals. 

These foods help to reconstruct collagen and prevent ocular complications that come with old age.


In addition to the citric fruits, there are a series of condiments, like parsley, that are rich in vitamin C and that are highly recommended that you have in your diet.

Parsley helps to elevate vitamin C levels and contributes to the conservation of your vision. 


Carrots are rich in beta-carotenes and vitamin A. They also contain a large amount of vitamins C and B1, as well as minerals like potassium and iodine. 

Thanks to these antioxidants, it can effectively stop the aging of your vision.


Liver, whether it’s from cow or chicken, is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. That makes it a great food for the preservation of your visual health.

Lastly, we should keep in mind that, in addition to consuming foods that help to conserve our ocular health, it is necessary to get a regular eye exam. 

It is the best way to prevent any type of visual pathology or complication.

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