If you find you have trouble reading signs on the road or in the grocery store, you are likely suffering from myopia, also known as nearsightedness, which means that you have poor distance vision. It may be a good idea to visit your local eye doctor in Langley.

Myopia occurs due to the eyeball’s shape becoming too elongated. As a result, the light, which is supposed to reach the retina, only gets in front of the retina. This is what causes everything in the distance to become blurry. If this is left untreated for too long, then it can lead to cataract development, glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy. Get in touch with our team if you are looking for eyeglasses in Langley.

It’s a good thing that many different natural remedies can slow the progression of your nearsightedness and help prevent things from getting even worse. These are some tips that you can try to naturally improve your distance vision.

Use It As Much As Possible

This is an issue that is common for people who work on the computer all day, or those who spend all their time staring at their phones. It is also common for people who stay indoors for a long time, where there is nothing that is further than ten feet.

To help improve your distance vision, you should use it. Take a break every few hours to go outside and look at things that are farther away. Make it a habit to have your kids get outside in the natural light, not only for exercise but to help their eyesight as well.

It is recommended that every 20 minutes of near work, take a 20 second break to look 20 feet or further. We also recommend that children get 120 minutes per day of outdoor light exposure.

Taking these small steps can make a huge difference in preserving your distance vision.

Try Wearing the Exact Prescription Your Eye Doctor Made

While prescription glasses are a fix for nearsightedness, they will actually cause you to have worsening vision if the prescription is too strong or weak. If you wear glasses for nearsightedness, be sure that you are using the exact prescription. You should only be wearing them when you really need them. Plus, you should never wear your distance glasses when you are focusing on things that are up close.

Do Some Eye Exercises

When you are going outside to take a break from your job, you should practice some exercises to help your eye muscles get back in shape. For example, focus on a near object 20 cm away for a few seconds then focus on an object 20 feet away for a few seconds. Repeat 5 times. You can also stand up straight and look as far right on the horizon as you can without moving your head. Then slowly look toward the horizon to the left. This is a great stretch for the eye muscles and it helps relieve the muscles that are focusing up close all day. You can also try to look up at the sky and as far down as you can then look back up.