Eye Health

6 Tips to Keep your Eyes Healthy

The really good news is around 90 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable.

1. Eat Well

Eating a well balanced diet is important, not just for overall health, but also for your eyes. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruit may help protect against some conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

2. Quit Smoking

Smoking increases the risk of developing such conditions as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

3. Wear Sunglasses

The right pair of sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure boosts your chances of cataracts and macular degeneration.

90 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable

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4. Use Safety Eyewear

If you use hazardous or airborne materials on the job or at home, wear safety glasses or protective goggles.

5. Look Away from the Computer Screen

Whilst working at the computer do the following to prevent digital eye strain:

  • Regularly look up to protect your eyes
  • Move the screen away – a minimum of one arm length to a digital screen is suggested.
  • If your eyes are dry, blink more.
  • Rest your eyes every 20 minutes. Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Get up at least every 2 hours and take a 15-minute break.

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6. Book Regular Eye Examinations

The good news is around 90 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable. Eye exams can find diseases, like glaucoma, that have no symptoms and it is important to detect them early on, when they are easier to treat.