Looking Into the Light
Surprisingly enough, the way to strengthen your eyesight is by looking into light – a deep red light, that is. According to the Journals of Gerontology, the most reliable way to keep your vision in good condition is to stare into a deep red light, three minutes each day. If you are adamant about doing this, it could work wonders for your vision! The rationale behind this is that the light increases mitochondrial performance, a process that typically decreases as you reach 40. Your retinas require a lot of strength from the mitochondria to keep functioning and performing correctly. When the performance of these cells starts to slow down, your eyesight decreases. That being said, looking at a red light can help speed these cells up, which in time with strengthen your eye.
The study into this was conducted using 24 participants between the ages of 28 and 72 years old who had no history of eye disease. Their color and peripheral vision were tested on the first day; after they were done, they were sent off with an LED torch bearing a deep red light. They looked into this light for three minutes a day for two weeks, before they returned to undergo another eye test. The results found that the participants that were over the age of 40 had a significant increase in their cone function, which is responsible for color vision. Thanks to this finding, it’s plausible that the future may start looking a lot clearer for everyone!