This May is Healthy Vision Month. Of course, protecting your vision and eye health is important no matter what time of year, but by designating this month to eye health awareness, the National Eye Institute hopes to help Americans of all ages, lifestyles, and backgrounds take control of their health by making the necessary choices to ensure their vision and eyes are in top condition.
5 Things You Can Do to Help Protect Your Eye Health
Prevention of vision loss, blindness, and other symptoms of eye disease starts with you. Here are five simple things you can do that can drastically reduce your risk of complications from eye disease:
Commit to living a healthy lifestyle. What’s good for your body is good for your eyes. So, eat a balanced diet full of essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Drink plenty of water to keep your body and your cells hydrated. Exercise regularly and maintain an ideal weight. If you have underlying health conditions, do what you can to manage these well. Always wear appropriate protective eyewear. Whether at work, in the lab, on the sports field, on the slopes, or doing any other task that poses a potential risk to your eye health, be sure that …