How to keep good eyesight for longer

a healthy lifestyle, the power of faith,

How to keep good eyesight for longer
As we get older, our eyesight will get worse, most of us will naturally begin to develop an eye condition called presbyopia. This is the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on objects up-close, which will make some everyday tasks a little bit more difficult.

Ophthalmologists recommend that we have our eyesight checked every 2 to 4 years from the ages of 40 to 65 and every 1 to 2 years for those 65 years and older. This is because a change in eyesight could also be an indicator of other health conditions, for example diabetes.

Another factor to our vision getting worse is more frequent and longer periods of screen time, nowadays we rely a lot on smartphones, and the digitalisation of our world means a lot of us spend a lot of time looking at a screen, which if done for long periods of time without breaks, makes our ability to focus on long-distance objects lessen.

Most people may not know this, but you can take care of your eyes by maintaining a healthy lifestyle – eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and limiting alcohol consumption and not smoking. Having overall good health can prevent your eyesight from getting worse sooner than it might. A healthy, balanced diet is key, as vitamins C, E and omega-3, can all contribute to healthy vision.

It’s never too early to think about your health, choices you make when you are young are a determining factor in our health later on in life, caring for your eyesight is just one of many examples.

Here at the Universal Church, our Tuesday meetings are aimed to help those who have any type of sickness and want to be free of it. Dealing with a health problem can be a scary process, which is why we are here to offer spiritual aid to act like a support to professional medical treatment and advice – which should always take priority.

With free advice and prayers available, we are here to help you through your health struggles. The main service is at 7.30pm, with additional meetings at 7am, 10am and 3pm, taking place at your local Universal Church.

Please note that the UCKG Universal Church’s spiritual advice is to be seen as a complement to the scientifically proven treatment you may be receiving. The Universal Church does not claim to heal people but believes that God can through the power of faith. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.

Sources:

https://www.specsavers.co.uk/eye-health/why-is-my-eyesight-getting-worse

https://nationaltoday.com/national-eye-exam-month/