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People frequently feel that deteriorating eyesight is an unavoidable consequence of aging or eye strain. In reality, leading a healthy lifestyle can dramatically lower your risk of developing eye problems.
According to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), zinc, copper, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene may reduce the risk of age-related decline in eye health by 25%.
Based on the AREDS results, organizations like the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) continue to promote nutrition for eye health. The following ten nutrient-dense foods are recommended by the AREDS reports:
1. Fruits of the citrus family
Vitamin C is abundant in citrus fruits. Vitamin C, like vitamin E, is an antioxidant that the AOA recommends for preventing age-related vision loss. Citrus fruits high in vitamin C include:
Eggs are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help prevent age-related vision loss. Eggs are also high in vitamins C and E, as well as zinc.
Water should come as no surprise it is a liquid that is necessary for life is also crucial for eye health. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent dehydration, which can help with dry eye problems.
Other eye health tips to prevent eye problems include:
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the following strategies can assist ensure healthy eyes:
1. When going outside, wear sunglasses because too much sun exposure might cause cataracts. Sunglasses are available for buy online in a variety of styles.
2. Smoking cessation
3. Getting frequent eye exams, especially if you have a family history of vision problems.
4. Using eye protection when working with potentially harmful chemicals or irritants to the eyes.
5. Handwashing before putting on contacts
6. Only use contacts for the period specified by the doctor or the manufacturer.
7. Keeping your eyes safe from computer-related eye strain by glancing away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes at anything 20 feet away.
Write-up Credit: Medical News Today
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