Uploaded on Aug 6, 2010
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Simple lifestyle modifications can help keep your vision sharp.
Step 1: Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam
Have your eyes checked under dilation by an eye-care professional.
Step 2: Eat a healthy diet
Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Dark leafy greens and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like olive oil and flax seed, contribute to good eye health.
Step 3: Watch your weight
Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight raises your risk of developing diabetes, which can cause vision loss.
Step 4: Don't smoke
Avoid smoking, which has been linked to several diseases that can cause blindness.
Step 5: Wear sunglasses outdoors
Protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet rays with sunglasses.
If you work at a computer, reduce eyestrain by looking off in the distance every 20 minutes for approximately 20 seconds.
Step 6: Pay attention to your family history
Determine whether you are at risk of developing a hereditary eye disease by tracking your family's health history.
Did You Know?
Did you know? By age 65, one in three persons has a vision-impairing condition. By age 80, the percentage climbs to 50 percent.
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