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Eye health as you age

August 02, 2017

Eye health as you age

Taking care of your body as you age means taking good care of your eyes as well

The older we get the more our doctors tell us to take care of our bodies with a healthy diet and lifestyle. In the much the same way, we must also keep an eye on our eyes. 

You may be thinking this message isn’t for you because “my eyes aren’t that bad” or “I don’t even wear contacts or glasses.” Whether you wear prescription eyewear or not, you should take a proactive approach, so you can maintain healthy eyes as you get older.

Keeping Your Eyes in Check

The following tips are essential to maintaining healthy eyes. Make sure you have your bases covered here first.

  • Get Regular Eye Exams.Adults over the age of 40 should get yearly eye exams in order to identify age related eye diseases such as macular degeneration or glaucoma. Preventative eye care is critical for spotting problems early. 
  • Replace Your Contact Lens Case.You often do you change your contacts case? Contact lens cases get dirty, like contacts, and can develop bacteria. Make sure to clean and replace your contact case every two to three weeks.
  • Avoid UV Rays.This could be one of the oldest tips in the book! When you’re exposed to sunlight (no matter if it’s summer or winter) make sure to protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses with the best UV protection

Healthy Habits for Aging Eyes

These following five tips may not be as obvious as the last four. But they are just as important. By adhering to these healthy habits, you can help slow the ageing process for your eyes. 

  • Eat Healthy
  • Quit Smoking
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Avoid Heat Irritation
  • Take a Computer Break

No Better Time Than The Present

It’s never too early to take care of your eyes. Healthy habits and regular eye exams can help you maintain your vision now and as you age. 

Make an appointment at a Vision Works near because it’s never too late to #LoveYourEyes

 

Source:            http://visionsource.com/blog/how-to-keep-your-eyes-healthy-as-you-age/