Protect Your Eyesight


Even if your eyes feel healthy, you could have a problem and not know it. That’s because many eye diseases don’t have any symptoms or warning signs.

Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do to help maintain your quality of life. The leading causes of blindness and low vision are age-related diseases such as macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. 

Common eye problems that one faces when the temperatures soar are allergies, red eyes, conjunctivitis and migraines. Protection and proper eye hygiene.

Helpful Tips to Help You Avoid Vision Loss

  • Exercise frequently
  • Don't smoke
  • Get Adequate Sleep
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Protect Against Chemicals
  • Have an annual eye exam
  • Schedule regular eye check ups
  • Eat Healthy and Drink Plenty of Water
  • Wash Hands and Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes
  • Find out if you are at higher risk for eye diseases
  • Look for warning signs of changes in your vision
  • Have regular physical exams to check for diabetes and high blood pressure 

Tips Will Help Your Eyes Over The Outdoor Activities

  • Wear Hats
  • Use eye drops
  • Use Goggles at the Pool
  • Wear eye protection during outdoor activities
  • Wear Sunglasses with Complete Ultraviolet Protection

There’s a lot you can do to keep your eyes healthy and protect your vision

Be aware of your family's health history. Do you or any of your family suffer from diabetes or have a history of high blood pressure? Are you over age 60? Any of these traits increase your risk for sight-threatening eye diseases.

Eat healthy foods
Be sure to have plenty of dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens. Eating fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids  like salmon, tuna, and halibut  is good for your eyes, too.

Quit smoking
Smoking isn’t just bad for your lungs  it can hurt your eyes, too! Smoking increases your risk of diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts  and it can harm the optic nerve.

Get active
Being physically active helps you stay healthy. It can also lower your risk of health conditions that can cause eye health or vision problems — like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Get Adequate Sleep
In 2008, researchers discovered that people who have been awake as little as 18 hours start to suffer decreased cognition on visual tasks. 

Rest the eyes
Taking regular breaks after every 30-40 minutes of reading, writing, or playing the computer is recommended.

If you’re worried you might be at risk for some eye diseases, talk to your doctor.

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