Most of us visit the physician regularly to check up on our bodies or when we aren’t feeling well. Many, however, overlook one of the most important part of our bodies - our eyes! Check out these five simple tips for maintaining healthy eyes:

Maintain a healthy weight: Eating a nutritious and well-balanced diet will help you maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, you are more likely to develop health-related problems such as diabetes or glaucoma, which may lead to loss of vision.

Get regular eye exams: Visiting your eye care professional regularly is a great way to prevent eye problems. Through a dilated eye exam, your doctor will be able to look for diseases or problems that may affect your eye sight.

Quit smoking: Smokers are at a higher risk of developing health problems that may lead to blindness, such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, or optic nerve damage. If you cannot stop smoking on your own, speak with your health care provider.

Protect your eyes from the sun: You should always protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays when you can. If you are spending the day outside, make sure to bring along a pair of sunglasses. Glasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation are the best for protecting your eyes - and they look great, too!

Know your family history: Speak with your family members about any diseases or health-related issues that may affect your eye sight. Be sure to also speak with your health care provider, or eye care professional, about any concerns you have about your eye health.

The CDC recommends you speak with your health care provider if you experience:

  • Decreased vision
  • Draining or redness of the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Diabetes
  • Floaters
  • Circles (halos) around lights
  • Flashes of light

We only get one set of eyes, so be sure to take care of yours!

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