Exercise can help improve your eyesight.
A study from University of Wisconsin at Madison researchers suggests that exercise can help your eyes see pictures of your family and friends better.
In a paper published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the researchers found that people who were physically active and who exercised more tended to see pictures more clearly.
The study is part of a larger research effort to look for ways to reduce the damage that aging can cause to the human eye.
“This is the first study that has shown that exercise and social interaction are able to improve your visual performance,” said Dr. Sarah E. Lantz, the study’s lead author and an assistant professor of optometry at the University of Minnesota.
Lax eye contact is a common cause of cataracts, which cause a loss of vision in the eye.
A person who is physically active can be more attentive to others around them and take care of their own health, said Lantz.
“It makes them more receptive to new information and helps with social interactions.”
Lantz’s team studied 2,600 people, including 1,844 who were overweight or obese, who had been asked to do a simple exercise test.
The participants then were asked to stand with their eyes closed and hold their eyes open for 30 seconds.
The researchers measured the participants’ ability to focus on their eyes, and their eye movements.
“We found that there was an improvement in their eye contact,” Lantz said.
“If they had less eye contact, they would be more likely to make errors in judgment.”
Exercise could help improve vision and make people more attentive.
Dr. Laura F. Smith, a clinical professor of ophthalmology at University of California, San Francisco, said the study found that exercise had the same effect on the eyes of participants who were more active.
“A lot of people think exercise is a good thing to do because it helps us look better,” Smith said.
But the researchers said that it is a small benefit.
“You can’t just put a bunch of people out there who aren’t physically active, and say, ‘Well, this is a great thing to try,’ ” Smith said, adding that it may not work for everyone.
Exercise has been shown to improve vision, and some studies have found it can even help people with chronic conditions.
But Smith said it may take years to see an effect in people with severe eye disease.
She added that the researchers didn’t find any evidence that exercise helped people with depression, a condition that can affect vision.
“I think that if you really want to improve eye health, you have to get involved,” Smith added.
Lott said that exercise is just one part of an overall plan to improve eyesight in a healthy way.
She said she believes it is possible to reduce eye problems with exercise.
“There is a lot of evidence that suggests that if we can reduce our exposure to the sun and reduce the amount of time that we spend in the sun, we can decrease our risks of vision problems,” Lott explained.
“Exercise also improves the quality of our blood vessels in the eyes and improves blood flow to the retina, which is critical for vision.
So exercise can really help people reduce the risk of vision loss and also improve their overall health.”
Exercise can also help with cataract formation, and Lantz added that it can also improve vision in people who have diabetes.
People with diabetes may have increased levels of the enzyme called glucose oxidase, which breaks down sugar in the blood, causing it to become white, which in turn can lead to cataractic vision.
Lotti said the team was able to find that exercise actually increased the level of glucose oxidases in the brain, which helped to improve the vision.
Exercise and diet could also help reduce cataracism, Lantz noted.
Latz said that people with diabetes who have a regular diet may also have less cataragism, which can be particularly problematic in people of African descent.
Lotta said that a lot has been learned about the connection between diet and cataragnosis, but the researchers still have a lot to learn.
“The biggest challenge is that we don’t really know if exercise is good or bad for cataras,” Lotta explained.
She is also optimistic that other factors that affect vision, such as age, may be a factor in determining whether exercise improves vision.
The research was supported by the National Eye Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.