Eye health often goes unnoticed though the eye is also an essential organ of the body that must be treated for health.
- Take care to eat.
Good eye health starts with the composition of the food on your plate. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, vitamins C and E can help ward off vision problems related to age such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
From now on, fill your dinner plates with healthy food, green vegetables like spinach, kale, and collard. Salmon, tuna, and fish. Eggs, beans, and non-meat protein sources
- Stop Smoking
This is one of the causes of cataracts, macular degeneration optic nerve damage, and other medical problems. The faster you stop smoking, the better. Ask your doctor to help you stop smoking.
- Wear sunglasses
Black sunglasses will help maintain your eye health from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. As is known, UV exposure increases the likelihood of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Choose sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Lenses that help protect your eyes from the side too. Polarized lenses can dispel glare when you drive.
- Wear Safety Glasses
Wear safety glasses or protective glasses when doing dangerous and risky activities, both at home and at work. For example, sports such as ice hockey, racquetballs, and lacrosse are at risk of causing eye injury.
- Turn away from the computer screen.
Staring at a computer screen or telephone for too long can cause eye strain, blurred vision, difficulty focusing, dry eyes, and headaches. Protect your eyes with glasses and often take your eyes off the screen.