- Eat right-Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts
- Quit Smoking-According to research, smoking makes you more likely to get cataracts, damage to your optic nerve, and macular degeneration, among many other medical problems.
- Wear Sunglasses-The right pair of shades will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure boosts your chances of cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Look Away From the Computer Screen-Staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can cause-eyestrain, blurry vision, trouble focusing at a distance or dry eyes. Move the screen so your eyes are level with the top of the monitor and try to avoid glare from windows and lights. Use an anti-glare screen if needed.
- Visit Your Eye Doctor regularly-Everyone needs a regular eye exam, even young children. It helps protect your sight and lets you see your best.
Sources - ods.od.nih.gov, webmd.com, nutritionfacts.org, medlineplus.gov, cdc.gov