5 Ways to Prevent Vision Impairment
Education and Advocacy Every little thing matters when it comes to protecting your eyesight as you age. Applying these tips can be crucial to preventing vision loss.
Eating the right foods can improve your vision. Salads, citrus fruits, eggs, and almonds — all rich in omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and/or vitamin C — can all help prevent macular degeneration, an age-related condition that slowly leads to vision loss.
UV radiation from the sun can damage your vision and lead to cataracts as well as temporary or permanent vision loss. Whatever brand you choose, select sunglasses that provide 100 percent protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Poor lifestyle choices can lead to poor sight. Improve your vision through a consistent, healthy diet and regular exercise. If you smoke, consider quitting as it increases the risk of damage to the nerves in your eyes.
Too much screen time blurs the sight and can lead to dry eyes as well as headaches. Try to look away from your computer or mobile screen once every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds to prevent eye strain.
Remember to get your eyes checked regularly with an optometrist or an ophthalmologist to learn more about your vision and how you can improve it.