Protect Your Vision for Lifelong Creativity: 4 Key Tips

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In today’s fast-paced and increasingly stressful world, many of us feel the desire to lead more creative lives. After all, expressing our creativity enables us to relax, unwind and add something beautiful to this world. However, as we age, many of us are also facing the challenge of poor vision, which can hamper our ability to fully tap into our creative potential.

According to Lancet Global Health, did you know that at least 1.1 billion people are struggling with vision impairment issues globally? The World Health Organization (WHO) says that most vision problems are due to refractive errors. However, only about 36% of people with refractive issues have received the right kind of help.

What can we do to be more proactive in protecting our vision so that we can enjoy lifelong creativity? Here are three tips that will enhance your health.

Maintain A Healthy Diet

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To function optimally, your eyes rely on a delicate balance of nutrients including vitamins, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and more. Some of the best foods for your eyes include carrots for Vitamin A, citrus fruits for antioxidants, and fish like salmon for omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, nutritious food can mitigate the risk of ocular conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration, which can impair visual acuity and creativity. It can also prevent weight-related conditions like obesity and diabetes, both of which contribute to vision problems.

The benefits of maintaining a healthy diet extend beyond physical health to enompass mental well-being. A well-nourished body and mind go hand in hand as a healthy diet provides the foundation we need for optimal cognitive function and creative thinking. When our bodies are fueled with nutrient-rich food, our brains receive the necessary resources to function at their best. This allows individuals to tap into their creative potential and generate fresh, innovative ideas.

Use Corrective Vision Tools

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Finding the right vision corrective tools will not only help you to experience the world around you more accurately but will also contribute to your overall eye health. This is important because the right vision corrective tools can help you prevent further damage and avoid eyestrain that exacerbates your present conditions.

Contact lenses have gained popularity due to their ability to offer an unobstructed field of vision. You can wear contact lessons for up to 16 hours a day, which allows you to explore a wide range of artistic activities without restriction. Additionally, contact lenses provide a natural look that complements your face. Because maintenance can be challenging, disposable contact lenses have become very popular. Brands like Acuvue and Soflens include lenses for refractive errors like astigmatism, as well as specific refractive needs like multifocal correction.

On the other hand, glasses provide a more traditional option. Glasses allow you to express your individuality by selecting the frames, styles and prescriptions you like and need. Glasses are convenient and easy to use, as you can take them on and off as needed. Some of the most stylish and reliable eyeglasses include the timeless Ray-Ban aviator-styled glasses and bolder oversized models from brands like Versace.

Regardless of the tool you choose, be sure to prioritize vision correction to ensure you enjoy good vision for your long-term creative endeavors.

Incorporate Physical Activity

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Besides being associated with other health benefits, regular physical activity also has a strong correlation to visual health. This is because movement increases blood circulation throughout the body, including the eyes, which results in improved visual function. Incorporating exercise into our daily routine is easy, as we can include simple activities like walking, running, or following a guided video. If you want to take physical activity a step further, you can even get a gym membership from a local establishment like Planet Fitness or Gold’s Gym, which you can easily access through its many branches.

Aside from its direct influence on vision, physical activity also indirectly supports creativity in the same way as a healthy diet does – by promoting mental health and lifestyle quality. Frequent exercise releases endorphins, which elevate mood and reduce stress levels. Stress and anxiety negatively impact the creative process by hindering imaginative thinking and our problem-solving skills.

Have Regular Eye Examinations

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Having your eyes regularly checked through eye examinations is crucial for protecting your vision and promoting lifelong creativity. This is because eye exams can help detect potential eye conditions and vision correction needs, allowing earlier preventative measures and interventions to be made. This ensures that your eyes remain healthy and functional throughout your creative journey. Eye examinations can be done at hospitals with eye institutes like the Johns Hopkins Hospital or in outlet stores with eyewear sections like Target Optical.

In addition, eye examinations provide an opportunity for you to discuss your eye care routines with a medical professional, which can help promote eye health and prevent vision problems caused by lifestyle factors. By being mindful of the guidance and practices offered by an ophthalmologist, you can ensure that your vision remains clear throughout your life and express your creativity to the fullest.

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4 Responses to “Protect Your Vision for Lifelong Creativity: 4 Key Tips”

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  1. Crystal says:

    I had surgery this year on my eye. I had a hole in my macula. I have a surgery this week to remove a cataract. Vision is so important. I’m really hoping the cataract surgery goes well. Have those cheeckups!!

    • Create With Joy
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      Crystal – how lovely to see you here! I Did not know about your surgery – that must have been frightening to deal with!
      I pray that you are healed and that everything is going well with your vision!

  2. Keren says:

    Great article, Joy. So far, my eyes are great. Because of my profession, I sit in front a computer almost everyday so I wear a pair of glasses that has blue light lenses to protect my eyes. I shared your article on a Pinterest group page (Featured Blog Post) that I am a member.

    • Create With Joy
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      Thank you so much for the share, Keren! I have thought about getting blue light glasses to protect my eyes as well but forgotten so thanks for the reminder. I do set my phone to blue light every night (would probably be better if I just put it down!) I know I deal with eyestrain and at the end of the day, if I stare at the screen too long, things start to blue.

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