Whether you have 20/20 vision, wear reading glasses, or are as blind as a bat, improving your vision is something that everyone can do in order to improve his or her quality of life. Here are a few simple tweaks for your daily routine that can improve your eyesight and may even help prevent problematic eye-related conditions. 

Wear Sunglasses in Winter

You may only break out your sunglasses for a leisurely day at the beach, but the reality is that your shades could help protect your eyes under different circumstances, as well. In fact, winter's white snow can cause more light to reflect off off itself and be harmful to your eyes. By being conscious of this and protecting your eyes year round, you can easily prevent unnecessary damage and straining. 

Dim Your Computer

If you work at an office, type up reports for school, or watch a lot of television, you should try and dim your screen. The bright light can put a strain on your eyes and dry them out over time. Make sure that the screen is bright enough for you to clearly see the image, so that you don't have to squint to see it.  In addition, try to position the device at eye level, or slightly below, as this will put the least strain on your eyes. 

Add More Vitamin A to Your Diet

The old saying about carrots improving your eyesight is no myth! They are rich in vitamin A, which helps strengthen your nails and hair, as well as your vision. Also look for foods that contain lutein, such as leafy greens and eggs, or omega-3's like those in fish and avocados. Making sure you get these vital nutrients through food or dietary supplements on a daily basis can help to prevent eye-related illnesses in the future. 

Exercise Your Eyes

There are several cranial muscles that help to control your eyes. These muscles can be exercised and strengthened, just like any other muscle in your body. Practice focusing on something about 20 feet away, and then switch and focus on something about 10 inches away from your face. Doing this will help strengthen the ocular eye muscles and can gradually help improve vision with practice and patience. 

Taking care of your eyes with these four easy changes can help to prevent eye-related illnesses in the future, and keep your vision sharp and clear for years to come. To find out more, contact a business like Coastal Eye Care.