Maintaining healthy eyes is one of the most important things you can do throughout your life. Much importance is placed on keeping a healthy lifestyle to avoid risks such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes but are we placing enough importance on our eyes? Look around the room you're sitting in right now. Notice the colors, the shapes and the depth of everything around you. Now close your eyes and pretend those were the last things you would ever see. Makes you want to pay closer attention to what damages you may be causing your eyes on a daily basis, doesn't it?

Tunnel vision
Many of us sit in our offices for the better part of the week staring at a computer screen scrambling to get our work done. We are so concerned with keeping our jobs in this economy that we rarely notice what damage we may be doing to our eyes. Has it ever occurred to you that staring closely at your computer screen for the better part of 8 hours a day may be training your eyes to only focus on things right in front of you? Not exercising your eyes during the day and concentrating on only short range material can cause near sightedness and take away your long term vision. Make sure you're taking a break at least every 20 minutes by focusing your eyes on objects that are far away. This will take away the "tunnel vision" you're creating and keep your eyesight balanced and your eyes healthy. Use of a system to measure biofeedback can help when getting work done on your eyes.

Poor diet and exercise
You have heard it your entire life. The best way to take care of your mind and body is through proper diet and regular exercise. I'd love to tell you there's an easier way, but there just isn't. Food and drinks high in sugar can lead to diabetes which can then lead to cataracts and glaucoma due to poor blood circulation. Find an exercise routine that works for you. It doesn't have to be running 10 miles a day, but you do need to get that blood circulating to encourage healthy eyesight.