Vision is the most precious of our senses. You see the splendor of a sunset, you see the smile on the face of someone you love and you see the innocence in the eyes of a child. Mother Nature has made certain that this sense is perfectly developed as we grow up.
Here are tips for healthy eyes so that you can look, see and feel better :
- Schedule Eye Exams for Your Whole Family : A comprehensive eye exam can detect serious problems, like diabetes, before you even know they exist.
- Wear Sunglasses : Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays, which can be dangerous even on cloudy days.
- Rest Your Eyes : Reset you eyes once every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while on your cell phone, tablet or computer, to help prevent eye strain.
- If you Smoke, Quit : Smoking increases your risk of cataracts and sight-threatening eye diseases.
- Be Active : Regular exercise can delay the onset of age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause of permanent vision loss later in life).
- Eat Your Greens : A diet rich in fruits, leafy greens and omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of dry eyes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and more.
- Drinks Lots of Water : Without Enough water, you can’t produce enough tears to keep your eyes moist and nourished.
It’s important to take care of your eyes. Poor vision makes it harder to read, drive, and cook. The good news: Many eye problems and diseases can be
treated if caught early. To make sure you keep seeing clearly, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. An eye care professional will examine your eyes for signs of vision problems or eye diseases. It’s the best way to find out if you need glasses or contacts, or are in the early stages of a serious but treatable eye disease.