Keeping your body and eyes healthy can help save your vision as you age. Vision gradually decreases as we grow older, and conditions such as presbyopia may arise. The hardening of the lens causes presbyopia as a part of the natural aging process. The lens becomes less flexible, making it difficult to focus on things near and far. If you want to keep your eyes and vision healthy, here are some tips to follow.
Make sure that you eat a healthy diet and don’t smoke
Consuming dairy, fruits, vegetables, and fish regularly will help keep your vision strong. Carrots and almonds are two great food choices that can keep your vision clear for longer. If you smoke and are having trouble stopping, talk to your doctor.
Regularly exercise and maintaining a healthy weight
Exercise is a key factor to having healthy vision. Exercise is good for the body and immune system. Exercising weekly will help keep your vision in tip-top shape.
Take a daily eye supplement
AREDS2 formulation has shown to reduce progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). A daily dose of Vitamin C 500 mg, Vitamin E 400mg, Zinc oxide 80 mg, Copper 2 mg, Lutein 10mg, and Zeaxanthin 2mg. Eye vitamins can be bought over the counter at pharmacies. It is best to always speak with your doctor before starting any vitamin or supplement.
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful rays
Not wearing protective eyewear when outside during sunny days can cause your eyes harm. Powerful sun rays can damage your eyes. Sunglasses that block out UVB and UVA light are the most effective at protecting your eyes. Colored lenses such as brown, yellow, blue, and green are the best at keeping your eyes protected. When driving, it is recommended to wear polarized lenses to help block out the sun and get the best vision for driving.
Regular comprehensive eye exams
As we age, it is even more critical to schedule regular comprehensive eye exams. Ophthalmologists can have a look into your eye before you notice changes. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey for an appointment.