Tips for Healthy Eyes

Help maintain eye health, protect your vision:

  • Fortify your vision – Be sure you are getting enough antioxidants like vitamin A, C, and E. Lutein and omega-3 fatty acids are now in studies to determine the effects they have in slowing age-related macular degeneration. And studies show, the average diet includes only a fraction of the nutrients recommended for healthy vision.
  • Get exercise – It improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen levels to the eyes and the removal of toxins.
  • Eat healthy – High-fat diets can cause deposits that constrict blood flow in the arteries. The eyes are especially sensitive to this, given the small size of the blood vessels that feed them.
  • Stop smoking – Smoking limits the blood flow to the eyes and increases oxidative stress.
  • Protect your eyes – Always wear eye protection that filters out as much UV light as possible. Also, wearing a hat with a brim will greatly reduce the amount of UV radiation slipping around the side of your sunglasses.
  • See your eye care professional regularly -- Changes in your vision can occur without you noticing, and the earlier these changes are detected the better your treatment options.