Eye Health Tips for Every Decade
Protect Your Vision with these Eye Health Tips for All Stages of Life
Sunglasses and sunglass readers aren’t just about looking good in the sunshine, they are an important contribution to overall eye health. Overexposure to UV rays can damage your eyesight and cause an early onset of cataracts. Protecting the health of your eyes is one of the best things you can do for yourself, especially as you age.
If you are purchasing reading sunglasses, consider the following three characteristics when choosing a pair: lenses should ideally block at least 99% of both UVA and UVB ray, lenses should meet the standards of the American National Standards Institute, and will ideally contain UV 400 protection.
Along with wearing reading sunglasses that meet the right criteria, there are simple precautions you can take to ensure that you’re safe-guarding the condition of your eyes throughout your lifetime. It’s not just important to wear the proper glasses, but to also engage in healthy habits that will keep your eyes healthy and active.
The famous quote from Hippocrates, “let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food,” couldn’t be any more relevant than it is today. Despite the advancements in eyeglasses over the years, medicines, therapies and technology, such as laser surgery for perfect eyesight, prevention is probably the cheapest and most effective medicine. Foods that are rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins can positively affect the health of your eyesight. Kale, carrots, salmon, grapefruit, nuts, seeds, eggs, legumes, strawberries and brussel sprouts all have positive impacts on your eyes. Incorporating a healthy diet is essential for maintaining your vision throughout the years.
In addition to having a balanced meal plan, scheduling regular eye exams can help minimize the likelihood of eye problems developing, and help catch current issues before they worsen. Getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep is another effective way to keep eyes rested and alert. Rest is especially important in your 40’s when presbyopia usually begins to affect individuals. Rest, along with the use of reading glasses, like our new Amesbury readers (below) can help minimize or treat the onset of presbyopia.
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