Article #4: Protecting Your Eyesight
Of your five senses, which one are you most afraid of losing? If you're like most people, you probably said sight.
You can protect your eyes against devastating impairment through practical and preventive measures. A significant number of cases of blindness can be prevented or treated through regular visits to an ophthalmologist. As we age, eyesight problems become more common. Eye exams can detect eye disease in its earliest stages; they are the corner stone of visual health as we age.
Steps you can take to protect your vision:
Two common eye myths
- Do not smoke. Smoking produces oxidants that are harmful and lead to cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Maintain a nutritious diet. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables with reduced saturated fats will improve your resistance to eye disease.
- Use sunglasses with UV400 protection.
- Wear a hat to limit sun exposure to your eyes.
"Doing eye exercises will delay the need for glasses." This is a myth. Your vision depends upon many factors, including the shape of your eye and the health of the eye tissue.
"Staring at a computer or watching TV all day is bad for the eyes." The fact is watching a TV or computer will not harm your eyes. Here are some tips to prevent "tired eyes". Adjust the lighting or screen to prevent a harsh reflection. It is known that people using computers or watching TV for long hours tend not to blink as often as usual. So make a conscious effort to blink regularly, so that the eyes stay well lubricated and do not dry out.
Safeguarding your eyes: PRICELESS.
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