Some simple tips for healthy eyes:
Keep a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet can reduce the likelihood of several degenerative eye diseases. Aim to include green leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, oily fish and nuts in your diet.
Too much UV exposure makes you more likely to get cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygiums. Choose wraparound sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.
Smoking increases the risk of advanced macular degeneration, cataracts and dry eye, as well as optic nerve damage.
Use Safety Glasses
Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any hazardous or airborne materials when at work or doing DIY at home.
Moderate your Computer Usage
Staring at a computer screen for too long can cause eyestrain, blurry vision, dry eyes and headaches. Ensure that your glasses’ prescription is up to date and that you have the right kind of glasses for computer work. When using your computer ensure that every 20 minutes you look away from the screen and focus on an object in the distance for 20 seconds or so to give your eyes a break.
Regular Eye Examinations
Visit your optometrist as recommended to keep your eyes healthy. Early detection and management of eye conditions is vital in maintaining clear vision and preventing further issues. Remember prevention is much better than cure!