Control Eye Floaters With a Healthy Lifestyle

Eye floaters can be annoying. Many folks may not even realize they have them but those that do “see” them, they can be distracting and a nuisance. Eye floaters can even cause problems for people driving or who rely on their eyes for work, such as a surgeon, machinist, etc. However, since eye floaters aren’t really considered a serious medical condition, you may struggle to find suitable medication to control or prevent floaters.

Some people do go to the extreme and even opt for surgery. However, this can be a risky operation and the fact that eye floater surgery is not very common, it may be difficult in finding a specialist who is qualified enough to perform such surgery. As with many, many medical conditions, often times it’s a lifestyle change toward the healthy that can help cure, remedy, control or prevent certain conditions of the human body.

If you’re a smoker, quitting smoking will not only benefit your overall well-being, help you live longer, but also may help get rid of your eye floaters. The harmful chemicals in cigarettes can be a major contributing factor to eye floaters. The same goes with drinking too much alcohol. Excessive drinking can cause what’s known as “vitreous humor” which is a gel-like substance in the eye. Also, alcohol causes dehydration which could exacerbate eye floating phenomenon. It’s best to always stay as hydrated as possible. Vitreous humor is 98% water so being dehydrated often can cause it to shrink or lose shape causing floaters.

You’ve heard it a lot, eat healthy foods, rich in vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants, drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, don’t smoke and limit your alcohol intake. It not only can help control your eye floater syndrome but make you a healthier, happier you!

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