Did you know that some type of sight-threatening eye problem affects one in six adults who are above 45 years? Also, the risk for vision loss only increases with age. Therefore, there is a need to protect your eye from sight-threatening eye problem because the eye is as important as every other part of the body.
Thus, read below the following tips on how to protect your eyesight.
- Wear sunglass to protect your eyes from harmful UV light
When under the sun, you should protect your eyes from the harmful UV light which can damage your eyes. Wearing a sunglass will shield your eyes from 100 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. This may also reduce the risk of cataract and every other eye problem.
In addition, ensure you wear safety glasses when working with tools that can damage your eyes. Also, when participating in active sports ensure you protect your eyes from eye injuries that potentially could cause permanent vision loss.
- Don’t smoke
People who smoke are at a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, uveitis and other eye problems.
- Exercise often
Different studies have shown that regular exercise such as walking can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration by up to 70 percent
- Have regular physical exams to check for diabetes and high blood pressure.
Diabetes and high blood pressure can cause eye problems. In particular, diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to vision loss from diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and eye strokes.
Therefore, it is essential you go for a regular checkup and go for a treatment if you have any of the two.
5. Give your eyes rest
Spending a lot of time on the computer, mobile phone or television can get your eyes tired.
Hence,try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.
6. Get your eyes checked
Go for an eye examination at least every two years. A comprehensive eye examination will help protect your eye from any kind of eye problem and will help treat it if there is a threat.
In conclusion, ensure you go for healthy food and also exercise.
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Written by: Temitope Ikusika