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Healthy habits for good eye health

Healthy habits for good eye health
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Healthy eating is essential for healthy eyes. For example foods rich in lutein, a vitamin found in leafy greens such as kale, are thought to help delay the onset of AMD and Cataracts. Omega-3 is believed to help reduce your tendency of getting dry eyes and maintain healthier eyes into old age. Oily fish like mackerel, tuna and salmon are the best food sources for high levels of Omega-3. Zinc can help promote better vision and can be found in foods such as cheese, milk and poultry.

Healthy habits for good eye health

Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light for prolonged periods can seriously damage your eyes and in some cases is responsible for causing retinal burning and even blindness. UV light is known to increase risk of AMD and Cataracts. It is imperative that on bright days sunglasses are worn. If you are feeling discomfort from sun’s rays this may be a sign that your eyes are being damaged. UV levels are at their highest between 10 am-2 pm so plan accordingly.

Healthy habits for good eye health

In fact smokers are four times more likely to develop AMD and smoking even impairs the effectiveness of AMD treatment. In addition to this a smoker’s risk of developing cataracts goes hand in hand with the number of cigarettes smoked those who smoke heavily are likely to develop more severe cataracts.

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