Here are 8 tips for healthy eyes that All About Vision has shared with us regarding to how to take care of your eyes. In order to protect your eyes from refractive errors (Nearsightedness, Farsightedness and Astigmatism) as well as bad effects from your surrounding environment.
Right now, let’s go over these tips to protect our eyes for a brighter and healthier vision.
1- Regular exercise: Can delay the onset of age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause of permanent vision loss later in life).
2- Schedule eye exams for your whole family: A comprehensive eye exam can detect serious problems like diabetes, before you even know you had it.
3- Wear sunglasses: To protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays, which can be dangerous even on cloudy days.
4- Rest your eyes: Every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while on your cell phone, tablet or computer to help prevent eye strain.
5- Eat your greens: A diet rich in fruit, leafy greens and Omega-3 fatty-acid can help reduce your risks of dry eyes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and more.
6- If you smoke, quit: Smoking increases the risk of cataracts and sight-threatening eye diseases.
7- Wear safety goggles: An estimated 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States each year, and 90 percent of them can be avoided with protective eyewear.
8- Drink lots of water: Without enough water, you can’t produce enough tears to keep your eyes moist and nourished.
Let’s apply these simple tips as part of daily activities. These good habits will secure your eyes and guarantee healthy eyes permanently.
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