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Keep your eyes healthy

There are several ways to keep your eyes healthy, including:

  1. Eat a healthy diet: Eating a diet rich in leafy greens, fish, berries, eggs, and nuts and seeds, as mentioned in the previous post, can provide your eyes with important nutrients that support eye health.

  2. Get regular eye exams: Regular eye exams can detect any problems early on and help to prevent vision loss. It is important to have your eyes checked at least once a year, or more often if you have a history of eye problems or a family history of eye disease.

  3. Wear protective eyewear: Wearing protective eyewear, such as sunglasses, can help to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and reduce your risk of cataracts and other eye problems.

  4. Quit smoking: Smoking can increase your risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and other eye problems. Quitting smoking can help to reduce your risk of these problems and improve your overall health.

  5. Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of diabetes and other health problems, which can also affect your eyes. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight can help to reduce your risk of eye problems.

  6. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can improve your overall health and may also help to reduce the risk of certain eye problems, such as age-related macular degeneration.

  7. Limit screen time: Staring at screens for long periods of time can cause eye strain, dry eyes, and headaches. Try to take regular breaks and limit your screen time to reduce the risk of these problems

  8. Workplace eye protection: If you work in an environment that exposes your eyes to dust, chemicals or other harmful substances, you should wear appropriate protective gear such as goggles or safety glasses.

By taking these steps, you can help to keep your eyes healthy and reduce your risk of eye problems. Remember that regular check-ups with an ophthalmologist are essential to detect any eye conditions early and take the appropriate steps to keep your vision healthy.

David Greening David Greening, ABOC, BS(HONS) Ophth. Dispensing David is our resident optician, and has been in optics since 2002. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing in Kent, England (2014). He has extensive experience, having managed his own practice for many years prior to arriving at Astorino & Associates Eye Center. He is a licensed American optician (ABOC) and is well-recognized for his quality of service, attention to detail, and patient care.

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