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Easy eye care tips to keep eyes healthy

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  • 26th August, 2022 05:04:17 PM
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Easy eye care tips to keep eyes healthy

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1. Many eye diseases like cataract, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy give no symptoms initially. So get your eyes checked once a year. Patients with family history of glaucoma and diabetes should especially do eye checkup regularly.

2. Keep blood sugar and blood pressure under control.

3. Contrast sensitivity and dark and light adaptation reduce with age. Be extra careful with night driving.

4. Always carry an extra pair of spectacles when you travel.

5. Don't ignore or delay your cataract treatment. Cataract surgery is safe, painless and very predictable. Also, in the process you can get your number reduced to zero.

6. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. If eye drops are properly used then it does not lead to blindness.

7. Advanced age related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy patients can be helped with low vision aids.

8. Alcohol and tobacco consumption cause optic neuropathy. Consume it in moderation.

9. Take multivitamin supplements regularly. Vitamins A (beta-carotene), C, and E and the mineral zinc have been shown to promote eye health.

10. Adopting a healthy lifestyle - like getting sufficient sleep, following a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and exercising can significantly reduce vision problems. All the essential nutrients play a vital role in eye health.