Things You Will Need
Safety glasses, Sun glasses
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.
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.
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.
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.