Your eyes are your window to the world, but few people take the time to care for the body part that ensures the precious gift of sight. There are many easy ways to treat your eyes with the respect they deserve. Follow these suggestions to keep your eyes healthy:
- Get Your Eyes Examined
Seeing an ophthalmologist is not just for people who already have glasses. All children should get a full eye exam before beginning kindergarten and every few years after and adults also should get their eyes checked, even if there is not an obvious problem.
Many people think if they can see reasonably well that they don’t need to get their eyes checked, but several conditions such as frequent headaches can be due to a vision impairment that is forcing the eye to strain.
- Wear Sunglasses
Studies have shown that repeated sun exposure could increase incidence of cataracts, which cause cloudy vision as well as macular degeneration, a condition that reduces vision in the central part of the retina.The bigger the lens, the more of the eye is protected, but any style with ultra violet protection is sufficient. For maximum protection, yellow and orange tinted lenses have been shown in some studies to absorb the wavelength of light that increases the risk for cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Manage Your Diabetes
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition where high blood sugar damages blood vessels behind the retina. That blood then can leak out into the retina, causing vision problems. Anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes should receive an annual eye exam. Poor blood sugar control increases your risk.
- Nutrients for the Eyes
A balanced and varied diet of fruits and vegetables can contribute to eye and overall health. A balanced diet, for instance, is key to controlling diabetes, which can cause eye damage. For certain macular degeneration patients, vitamins A, C, E and zinc have been shown to reduce the risk and severity of this condition.
- Take Your Contacts Out
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves some contacts for “extended wear,” that does not mean to leave them in as long as you want. Leaving contacts in too long, can lead to infection.
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