Tips To Save Your Sight

Have regular eye exams

Serious conditions can be present without symptoms. Others can progress rapidly if untreated.
Quit smoking
People who smoke are three to four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Eat healthy and keep active
Choose vitamin-rich foods. Make sure that dark leafy vegetables and fresh fruit are part of your diet. Also, increase your intake of fish high in omega-3 fatty acids. Excess weight, a sedentary lifestyle and high blood pressure are risk factors for some major eye conditions.

Protect your eyes from sunlight
Wear a hat and sunglasses with at least 99 per cent UV protection.

Wear eye protection
When playing sports or working with tools, wear approved safety eyewear.

Consider vitamins
If you have an eye condition, talk to your doctor about ocular vitamins.

More tips and information on maintaining your eye health can be found online at cnib.ca.

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