Eye Health

When we think about our health, we often forget about our eyes. However, keeping our eyes healthy into our golden years is very important to all of us! Here are a few tips for maintaining healthy eyes.

  • Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Having your eyes dilated before examination allows visualization of the back of your eye, and early detection of potential disease.
  • Eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish or taken in the form of a supplement help to maintain eye health as well.
  • Stay physically fit.
  • Protect your eyes when performing dangerous activities with protective eyewear.
  • Wear sunglasses with UV-A and UV-B (broad spectrum) protection.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Wash your hands and your contact lenses properly to avoid infection.
  • When working at a computer, give your eyes a rest every 20 minutes by looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

For more information on how to keep your eyes seeing their best visit  http://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/basic_information/eye_health_tips.htm

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