Don’t take your eyes for granted. Take these easy steps to keep your peepers healthy.
Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. To get them, fill your plate with:
It makes you more likely to get cataracts, damage to your optic nerve, and macular degeneration. If you’ve tried to kick the habit before only to start again, keep at it. The more times you try to quit, the more likely you are to succeed. Ask your doctor for help.
The right pair of shades will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure boosts your chances of cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose a pair that blocks 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays. If you wear contact lenses, some offer UV protection. It’s still a good idea to wear sunglasses for an extra layer.
Staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can cause:
To protect your eyes:
Makeup can cause a lot of problems for your eyes during your regular daytime hours as it is―causing irritation and dry eyes for contacts wearers or leaving deposits on the surface of your eye―so only image the effects that can come with leaving makeup resting on your eyes all night long. The side effects that come with sleeping in makeup can include itchy, bloodshot eyes, an allergic reaction or even a full-blown infection if you are not careful.