Health Tip: Protect Your Sight05/22/13
(HealthDay News) -- Protecting your vision must be a "priority
just like eating healthy and physical activity," urges the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency suggests how to keep your eyes healthy:
- Schedule regular eye exams that include dilation; be aware of
your family history of eye problems.
- Eat healthy foods that boost vision, such as dark, leafy green
vegetables and fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
- Maintain a healthy body weight, and don't smoke.
- Protect your eyes with glasses or goggles when playing sports,
doing yard work or during home repair.
- Wear sunglasses that block harmful UVA and UVB rays.
- Thoroughly wash hands before handling contact lenses, and
properly disinfect contacts before using.
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