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Caring for your eyes « optometryonhydepark.com
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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  • Exercise on a regular basis
  • Maintain a healthy balance in your life
  • Quit smoking because smokers are at a greater risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration
  • See your family physician for regular health exams to check for concerns such as diabetes and high blood pressure

 

DIET AND NUTRITION

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  • Vegetables; Several studies have shown the health benefits of a diet rich in anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids
  • Anti-oxidants found in fruits and colourful or dark green vegetables can reduce risk of cataract development
  • Omega-3s  found in fish can reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration and help with dry eye disease
  • If you are unable to maintain a healthy diet, there are eye vitamins available to ensure you are getting adequate amounts of nutrients

EYE PROTECTION

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  • Protect your eyes from harmful UV light by wearing UV-blocking sunglasses
  • UV rays are associated with cataracts and macular degeneration
  • 80% of sun damage to the eyes happen before the age of 18
  • wear proper safety eyewear when working with tools and playing active sports to prevent eye injuries

 
REGULAR EYE EXAMS

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  • Have your eyes examined every 1-2 years and for sure every  year if you wear contact lenses.
  • Yearly eye exams are recommended if you have a history of, or there is a family history of diabetes, hypertension, stroke, or eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts.