1. Be active
Regular exersice can delay the onset of age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause of permanent vision loss later in life).
2. Schedule eye exams for your whole family
A comprehensive eye exam can detect serious problems, like diabetes, before you even know they exist.
3. Wear sunglasses
to prorect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays, which can be dangerous even on cloudy days.
4. Rest your eyes
once every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while on your cell phone, tablet or computer, to help prevent eye strain.
5. Eat your greens
A diet rich in fruits, leafy greens and omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of dry eyes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and more.
6. If you smoke, quit!
Smoking increases your risk of cataracats and sight-threatening eye diseases.
7. Wear safety goggles
An estimated 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States each year and 90 percent of them can be avoided with protective eyewear.
8. Drink lots of water
Without enough water, you can’t produce enough tears to keep your eyes moist and nourished.