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How to Protect Your Eyesight For Years to Come

By Edited Oct 18, 2016 1 3

Proper eye care is essential in order to keep your eyes working to the best of their ability as we age. Vision health is one of the most important aspects in normal daily living. Reading and computer usage are tasks that can have an impact on eye health. Proper care with regular eye exams can actually improve eyesight and help slow the natural loss of vision clarity that comes with age. The American Optometric Association encourages scheduling comprehensive eye exams on a regular basis. The article below lists several suggestions by the AmericanAcademy of Ophthalmology to help protect your eyes.

Things You Will Need

Safety glasses, Sun glasses

Step 1


Wear sunglasses: good sunglasses that provide 100 percent of UV and UV-B ray protection help delay the development of cataracts, and help prevent retinal damage. Wear eye protection for sports and while doing home projects.

Step 2


Corneal ulcers, severe pain and vision loss can result from sleeping in contacts that were not approved for it, using disposable contact lenses beyond their wear life, using water or saliva as a wetting agent, or using expired solutions. In addition, smoking has been linked to age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Step 3

Sunkist Vitamin C

Observe the 20/20/20 rule. Look up from your work every 20 minutes at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Eat right as vitamin C and E, zinc, lutein, and omega-3 fatty acids help prevent the development of age related macular degeneration.

Step 4

Eye Exam Chart

Get regular eye exams. This is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your eyes for years to come. Early diagnosis of any problems can be crucial in successful treatment.

Proper eye care is essential in order to keep your eyes working to the best of their ability as we age.

Tips & Warnings



Feb 5, 2010 10:24am
Good advice for protecting eyesight I needed some tips my eyes aren't what they used to be.
Feb 5, 2010 10:25pm
Eat the foods and take the supplements that provide the antioxidant vitamins and minerals your eyes require.

You’ll Protect Your Eyesight, ensuring years of good eye health, and increasing the odds that you’ll avoid blindness or vision loss for the rest of your life.
Feb 7, 2010 7:56am
Great tips for protecting your eyesight.
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