We all know that regular exercise is good for your health – it can reduce stress, help you maintain your weight, and keep your heart healthy. But did you know that regular exercise can also be very good for your vision? Getting regular exercise is good for your eyes.
Regular Exercise Helps Preserve Eyesight
There have been a number of studies completed over the last decade that have determined a direct correlation between eye conditions like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Cardiovascular workouts – aerobics, swimming, running, walking – reduce intraocular pressure. Reduced intraocular pressure protects the cells in your eyes and improves the blood flow to the optic nerve.
Reducing High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol
High blood pressure and high cholesterol can also interfere with eye health. Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce both blood pressure and cholesterol levels. By doing so, you can have a measurable impact on your eye health and vision.
How to Stay Active
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to have a big impact. Even walking briskly three to four times per week for 20 minutes can have a big impact when it comes to reducing blood pressure, managing weight, and lowering cholesterol. Any regular activity that increases your heart rate, like swimming, jogging, dancing, or bike riding.
See Your Eye Doctor Regularly
One of the best ways to protect your eyesight is to get regular checkups with your eye doctor. Early screening for glaucoma and other conditions can ensure you catch them early, act quickly, and preserve your sight.
We are dedicated to providing a quality experience from the appointment scheduling through the examination. Our reception and billing staff will help navigate the complexities of your insurance benefits and our optical shop can fill your prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.
Interested in learning more about comprehensive vision exams? Give us a call at (248) 334-4931 to schedule your consultation today! Wilkinson Eye Center has locations in Pontiac & Clarkston, and serves all nearby areas in Michigan.
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