Four Ways To Protect Your Vision

Eyes of an old womanBeing able to see is an ability that many people take for granted, but if you don’t take steps to protect your vision, you could lose this ability as you age.


Keep reading to learn more about protecting your eyesight:

Get The Right Nutrients

Certain nutrients can protect your eyesight and help your eyes stay healthy.


  • Beta-carotene can strengthen your night vision—get it from carrots, squash, and pumpkin.
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin protect your eyes from air pollution and toxins. These nutrients can also prevent macular degeneration—get these nutrients from leafy greens, eggs, and oranges.
  • Vitamin C can strengthen your immune system and prevent cataracts—get it from orange juice, strawberries, and many vegetables.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids prevent your eyes from drying out—seafood is usually the easiest place to get omega-3 fatty acids.

Wear Sunglasses And Safety Goggles

Wearing sunglasses and safety goggles will protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, dirt, and serious injury. Keep an extra pair of sunglasses in your glove box so you always have a backup.  You should wear safety goggles when you’re mowing your lawn, working in a machine shop, or building things with wood.

Exercise Often

Regular exercise has been linked to reducing the risk of glaucoma because it is thought to reduce the pressure in your eyes. Fit in a daily walk, run, bike ride, swim, hike, or yoga class to protect your eyes and keep the rest of your body healthy.

Visit The Eye Doctor Regularly

Good habits are an important part of protecting your eyes, but not all diseases can be prevented by healthy habits. It is important that you visit your eye doctor regularly so they can monitor the health of your eyes and catch any problems early. For example, very simple tests can tell the eye doctor if you are at risk for glaucoma. The sooner your eye doctor addresses problems, the more likely it is that they’ll be able to stop or slow the progression of diseases that can take away your vision.


To learn more about protecting your vision, schedule an appointment at Aloha Eye Clinic.

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