How to Care for Your Eyes

Eye HealthHere are some tips to keep your eyes healthy and maintain good vision for life.

Pay attention to what’s on your plate. You eye health depends on a lot of things, including the food you eat. Some vision problems due to aging can be prevented by eating foods rich in lutein, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins E and C. Fruits and vegetables such as spinach, kale, collards, and oranges can boost your eyesight, as well. Remember that you also need to have a balanced diet to avoid obesity and diabetes, which can lead to vision problems.

Smoking is dangerous to your health. This habit can cause macular degeneration, cataracts, and optic nerve damage. Smoking is addictive and anything addictive is very difficult to stop. You may have conquered this habit once, but the urge may remain active. Keep trying. With persistent rejection, you’ll gradually be able to quit the habit for good.

Protect your eyes with sunglasses. Too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays can lead to macular degeneration and cataracts. Wearing the right kind of sunglasses will protect your eyes from these serious eye problems. When buying sunglasses, choose a pair that blocks 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. If you wish to wear contact lenses, make sure they have UV protection.

Maintain good eye health by seeing your eye doctor regularly. Give us a call today at 435-843-8333 to book your appointment with Dr. Griffeth. We look forward to hearing from you!

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