Let’s take a “Look” at how well you are protecting your vision! Our eyesight changes as we move through the years and we need to do all we can to protect it the best we can.
- Wear sunglasses, marked UV protection, that block out ultraviolet rays.
- Quit smoking, which increases the risk of eye diseases. Studies show smokng increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and “Dry Eye Syndrome”.
- Eat nutritious foods that support eye health, such as vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc, to reducing the risk of certain serious eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts
- Be physically active and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to elevated pressure inside the eyes known as intraocular pressure.
- Reduce high blood pressure, which can damage to the blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina) can lead to blurred vision or complete loss of vision. Having diabetes in addition to high blood pressure increase the risk of retinopathy.
- When focused on a computer reduce eye strain by looking away every 20 minutes for about 20 seconds.
Hope you passed your “Eye Q”