Keep Your Eyes Bright and Healthy

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014


More stock images - 076The eyes are not only the “windows to the soul”, but they are also vital organs of the body. Because of this, there is never an excuse to take the health of our eyes for granted. Protecting one’s eyesight can be easily done with the following tips and practices.

Eat good food for good vision.

Make sure to eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and E, lutein, and zinc. Such vitamins and minerals are known to ward off vision problems that are commonly caused by aging.

Just quit smoking.

If you need another reason to quit smoking, it is the fact that the habit is one common source of significant eye problems, such as cataract, macular degeneration, and optic nerve damage. Don’t get disappointed if you failed to quit the first time you tried. The more you keep trying, the more you are likely to be successful.

Wear appropriate sunglasses and eye gear.

Our eyes are a sensitive part of our body, which is why it is important that it is protected at all times. The sun’s UV rays can be harmful to the eyes and is likely to put you at risk for macular degeneration and cataracts. Wearing the right kind of sunglasses, such as those intended to block both UVA and UVB rays, help protect the eyes. Safety eyewear is also a must-wear when engaging in sports and hazardous activities that involve exposure to airborne materials.

Another way to maintain good eye health is to have regular eye exams. Our eye doctors at Cornea & Cataract Consultants of Arizona will examine your eyes and provide you with instructions on how to take care of them properly. Call us at 602-258-4321 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors today.

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