Because our eyes are our major sensory organs, it is important to treat them with continuous care throughout our lives. Though our eyesight may change and even naturally weaken as we age, there are many actions we can take to maintain eye health and ensure strong vision. For most individuals, maintaining proper eye health means monitoring usage of technology, proper nutrition, wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful UV rays, and maintaining good hygiene. Every day we subject our eyes to computer and phone screens. To maintain eye health, it is important to limit our time in front of electronic screens, especially those producing blue light. Computers, televisions, mobile phones, and even e-readers can cause eye strain. Whenever watching or looking at a computer screen, try to take a break every twenty minutes. Looking at a faraway object while taking a break can also help restore your focus and protect your vision. Here are some ways you can help protect your vision. Get regular comprehensive delated eye exams and know your family history. If anyone in your family has been diagnosed with eye disease or condition, it is important to tell the eye doctor. Eat right to protect your sight. Eat plenty of dark leafy greens such as spinach, or collard greens. Fish is excellent for your eyes since it is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Maintain a healthy weight and protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses or protective eyewear that block 99-100% of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Taking care of your eyes can mean good eyesight that lasts a lifetime.
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