Tips For Maintaining Healthy Eyes
Regular Eye Exams – Annual exams are critical to maintaining your eye health. Eye care professionals can help address changes to your overall eyesight through changes in diet, recommendation on supplementation, and the need for eye glasses or contacts.*

Eye Health Care– Know your family eye health history. It is important that you know of anyone in your family with any conditions that may be hereditary. Understanding your family eye health history will help to determine if you are at risk. If you have a prescription for eye glasses or contacts, make sure you wear them because not wearing them can cause eye strain, discomfort, and may even impact your safety.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle– Good nutrition is important for eye health. Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens, are important. Research indicates that there are benefits to eye health from eating foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.** Choose foods that are rich in antioxidants like vitamins A & C. Exercise improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen levels to the eyes and the removal of toxins. Maintaining a healthy weight is another critical component of eye health. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing eye health issues.

Quit Smoking or Don’t Start – Research has linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age-related eye health issues as well as other health problems.

Wear Sunglasses – Protect your eyes against harmful UV rays by wearing sunglasses. Make sure that you choose sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation.

Rest Your Eyes – When working with computers, you should take a five-minute break every 30-minutes to an hour of work.* Staring at a computer for too long can cause eye strain and tension which may lead to vision problems in the long run.

Wear Eye Protection – Wearing safety glasses or protective goggles is important while playing sports, working with hazardous materials, or anytime debris may become airborne. Use of proper eye protection can reduce risk of eye injury by 90%
*The advice on the website is not a substitute for seeing your personal doctor.