Your eyes play an integral role in your quality of life. When they have trouble, you have trouble. The good news is, there are things you can do every day to keep your sight strong and healthy. They aren’t complex or big – they’re simple and small. At Crescent Eye Care, we are dedicated to empowering our patients to see clearly and keep it that way, so we are going to share some tips for keeping your eyes happy.
Many studies have shown that antioxidants can reduce your risk for cataracts! That means you need to eat plenty of dark green vegetables and bright fruits. Make sure you’re getting enough omega-3 fatty acids to protect your eyes from macular degeneration. You can get these in a supplement or eat a bunch of fish!
Do Not Smoke
We all know that smoking is bad for your mouth, throat, and lungs. However, they can also increase your risk for cataracts, macular degeneration, and more. If you do smoke, you now have another reason to quit.
Did you know that regular exercise reduces your risk for macular degeneration by up to 70 percent? That’s significant! It means you should get outside and move around in a regular basis. Your eyes aren’t the only part of you that will benefit!