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Tips for maintaining good eye health and sight

Maintaining healthy eye health and sight is more than just a regular eye examination. Your general health can impact your eye health. Here are 6 tips for maintaining good eyesight.

A healthy diet also reduces your chance of diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of blindness.


Eat the correct foods

Fill your plate with foods high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins C and E. These nutrients may help lower your chance of developing macular degeneration or cataracts. Green veggies, salmon, eggs and citrus fruits are a good place to start!

A healthy diet also reduces your chance of diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of blindness.


Use safety eyewear

Whether you are at work, working on a DIY project, or playing ice hockey, always wear protective eyewear or safety glasses to avoid the risk of anything making contact with your eyes.

Always wear sunglasses

Make sure you are wearing sunglasses that will protect your eyes, and not just a fashion statement, invest in quality. Make sure the sunglasses you are wearing are protecting your eyes from the UV rays. Too much UV exposure increases your chances of cataracts.
When shopping for your next pair of sunglasses, look for 99-100% UVA and UVB protection.


Take regular screen breaks

When you stare at a computer, tablet, or phone screen too long, you may experience eyestrain, dry eyes, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches.
• Take a screen break every 20 minutes
• The monitor should be placed directly in front of you, with the top no higher than eye level.
• Keep your spectacles/contacts prescription up to date and suitable for staring at screens
• Remember to blink!

Toss away old make up

• Did you know bacteria grow in liquid make-up?
• Replace your products every 3 months to avoid developing an eye infection, especially your mascara and eyeliner.
• Never share your make-up with other

Have a regular eye examination

Everyone should have a regular eye examination. During the eye examination, your practitioner may recommend you schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist if they believe there’s a potential vision problem.

Anyone with symptoms or a family history of eye disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure should see a practitioner at least every two years to be examined.